The Earth Hour
WHAT IS EARTH HOUR AND HOW DO I TAKE PART?
So, What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is an event that happens once a year in which we turn off the lights in our homes and at numerous public landmarks to represent our commitment to helping the planet.
In the UK millions of people currently take part in Earth Hour and by being part of a movement of hundreds of millions more around the world, it can help to spread a powerful unified message that we are committing to fixing the world that we live in.
In our business we’re always trying to contribute in whatever small way we can to look after our environment for future generations- from promoting a move towards a more plant based diet to ditching plastic, becoming cashless and only using compostable packaging! That’s why we are such big fans of this initiative here at The Vurger Co.!
Turning off your lights for just one hour may seem to be a small thing, but it’s all of our individual conscious decisions that amount to the biggest change. Let’s look after this wonderful world we live in- we only have one chance!
What do I have to do?
It’s simple! Just turn off your lights for an hour at 8 30pm this Saturday 30th March in solidarity for Earth Hour and be part of a larger voice calling for more positive action to be taken!
How can I spend it?
Try doing some candlelit yoga!
Light some candles and take to your mat for an hour. We always move so quickly from one thing to another in our daily lives, let’s take advantage of this one hour switch off and check in with ourselves! If you’re not sure where to start, just begin by stretching and moving your body in a way that feels good! Have a little wiggle! We promise your body will thank you for it.
Host a dinner
Invite your friends over for a candlelit dinner- the height of sophistication. Take it one step further and make it phone free. When is the last time you socialised with friends without checking your phone? We know we are guilty of it on a daily basis!
Try your hand at stargazing
Back gardens, rooves and large outdoor spaces- wherever you can find! In the city this can be a little trickier unfortunately due to all this light pollution. Imagine how clear the night sky would be if the whole city switched off its lights for Earth Hour!
Be sure to grab some binoculars if you have them- but it’s fine without too!
Check out this site for awesome stargazing resources and easy to follow constellation maps.
Have a bath
Switching off the lights in your house for an hour seems like the perfect excuse to indulge in some good old self care. Light some candles, grab that book you’ve been meaning to finish since last summer and hop into the bath without any electronic distractions!
If you’re lucky enough to have a back garden, try wrapping up warm and spending the hour taking in all of the sounds and smells in your surroundings. It’s amazing how much of a mood lifter this can be! Making these small observations can remind us of what we are fighting to protect and also help us to feel more present and connected… ommm! 🧘🏻♀️🍂
Take a nap!
Was there ever a better excuse to have a nap? Let’s face it, we could all do with getting a little more sleep. In fact, why not just scrap the nap altogether and make it an excuse to have the earliest bedtime you’ve had in god knows how long! Early bedtimes are all the rage now don’t you know.
Have a floor picnic!
If you live nearby come and pick up some awesome plant based treats from The Vurger Co. and relive your childhood by having a candlelit floor picnic at home!
Start making a plan!
Sit down and make a plan of how you can extend this hour and make those small changes each and every day. This plan can include things such as cycling or walking to work more regularly, only using the heating when you really need it, not leaving lights on, unplugging things when not in use, investing in a re-usable bottle and using up all of the food in your fridge rather than throwing it away.
Hopefully we’ve helped to shed a little light (pun intended) on the importance of Earth Hour and how you can take part!
Tag us on instagram @thevurgerco to let us know how you’ll be spending your Earth Hour!
The Vurger Co. Team x