Today at 8:30 pm , WWF’s Earth Hour will begin. Started in 2007 , Earth Hour is a symbolic act to get us thinking about our planet and our impact on it. But more than that, it’s also part of a simple idea to start an environmental resolution — this is not only about one hour in the dark, it’s about creating a brighter future. Even though you’re switching off your lights and electronic appliances for the environment, you don’t have to sit twiddling your thumbs in the dark. There is still a lot you can do without using a watt of electricity. Earth Hour can be as fun as it is good for the planet, and if you’re looking for some entertaining ways to spend it you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up 9 fun activities that are sure to deliver a good time completely off-grid! Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty dishes based on WWF’s Livewell principles, which has been created for healthy people and a planet with a brilliant future. Get inspired by celebrity chefs who support the Livewell principles . Board Game Pieces and Dices via Shutterstock Invite friends around for a quiz and board games by candlelight WWF’s Earth Hour is all about people coming together to celebrate our world. If you’ve decided to invite friends over, the Earth Hour team has created a fantastic Quiz to download to make the most of the night while the lights remain off. The night sky via Shutterstock Take a wildlife walk or go star-gazing Get closer to nature while doing something for your health and well-being by taking a night walk or going star-gazing. And if you don’t have a telescope, don’t worry. Just darkness, a blanket and hot drinks will be enough for a perfect star-gazing hour. San Antonio Texas River Walk at night via Shutterstock Go for a nightime city walk If you are a “city animal”, why not take a walk around town and see what has switched off in your city? In past years, many landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Tour Eiffel and Big Ben switched off their lights in honor of Earth Hour. This year is sure to find more participants, so be sure to check out what else is happening. Silhouette of biker at sunset via Shutterstock Go for a nighttime bike ride Cycling is not a trend, it’s part of a sustainable lifestyle. Everyday more people decide to leave their car at home and start cycling. And once you’ve started cycling, you can’t stop. So why not go for a ride during the hour? Yoga exercise via Shutterstock Try candle-lit yoga or exercise “Mens sana in corpore sano,” says the famous Latin quotation. WWF’s Earth Hour is a moment for appreciating the brilliant world we all share, and how we need to protect it. Use this time to pursue a more sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Playing the Guitar via Shutterstock Have an unplugged jam session at home Invite your friends over and unplug while you enjoy some in-house music. Children reading via Shutterstock Read a bed time story Light a candle to create a cozy atmosphere, and transform your favorite bedtime story into a fantastic journey of the imagination. Make a green energy resolution WWF has lots of resources to help you be green every day. Check out their resources for making a lifestyle change and then plan with your family and friends how you will change things up even when it isn’t Earth Hour. + WWF EARTH HOUR
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It’s been a long winter, people, but Jack Frost went packing to the North Pole and the summer sun is back in the lifeguard seat. Summer’s always been the best time to be outside for barbecues , nighttime guitar jamming on porches, and bonfires that last until three in the morning when dad passes out with a beer in his hand. But now that climate change effects are on the rise with all the dinosaurs we’re burning, summer’s a great time to shrink your carbon footprint , eat healthy, and build up that beach bod. Here are 5 ways you can reduce fossil fuel use this summer and give a break to your girl Mother Earth. Read the rest of 5 Ways to Avoid Burning Dinosaurs This Summer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air , air conditioning , baseball , beaches , bicycles , bikes , bodies , burgers , burn , burning , carbon , carbon dioxide , carbon footprint , climate , Climate Change , CO2 , cost , dinosaurs , eat healthy , eating habits , economy , Energy Consumption , Farmers Markets , food , fossil fuels , fossils , fruit , global warming , grass-fed , guitar , Health , in-season , ladder ball , local , local economy , local food , markets , mother earth , Nature , netflix , open blinds , outdoors , passive solar , porches , renewable energy , solar , Sports , summer , sun , vegetables , windows , workout
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The government's settlement with the iconic supplier of rockstar guitars over Lacey Act violations heightens interest in sustainable forestry practices.
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For years, rock stars like Sting, Phil Collins, and Brian May have used their public image to try to save the rainforest . Now, in an ironic and bitter twist, the world-famous US guitar maker Gibson is being investigated over claims it broke environmental laws while importing wood. Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee are being investigated by the US Fish & Wildlife Service for allegedly violating the Lacey Act and importing rosewood and ebony from Madagascar and India – not sustainable rainforest areas. Read the rest of Guitar Maker Gibson Under Investigation for Destroying Rainforests Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Gibson Guitar criminal investigation , Gibson Guitar destroying rainforest , Gibson Guitar Lacey Act , Gibson Guitar Rainforest Alliance , Gibson Guitar sustainable rainforest , Gibson Guitar sustainable wood , Gibson Guitar Tea Party
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So, the reason for this post and it being posted considerably later than usual is the same thing – we had a bonfire night party last night — great fun but it ended somewhat late for a school night. Prior to Wednesday, it had just been a couple of friends coming around to burn things then play Guitar Hero, then it suddenly became a whole bunch of people (including one six week old person) coming around for food and flames
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