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LIGHTS OUT: 5 ways you can take part in Earth Hour at home this Saturday night

This year Earth Hour is moving online. Organisers of the global event, which started in Sydney back in 2007, are encouraging people to switch off lights and come together in their homes for one hour this Saturday night.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser says that this year’s event gives people a chance to get behind an important cause as part of a global community while practising social distancing.

“Whilst the community may not be able to get together in person, residents in Lake Macquarie can go online and interact with other residents who want to foster a brighter future,” Fraser said.

“Earth Hour is an important event to remind people about how their daily habits can affect the larger world,”

The Earth Hour event will take place on Saturday 28 March at 8.30 pm and below you can find 5 things you can do at home during your hour of global darkness.

Earth Hour Live

Sign up for Earth Hour Live and spend an hour of darkness enjoying live entertainment from Aussie artists, comedians and special guests.

During the live stream, you’ll see performances from artists like Cody Simpson, Montaigne, Jack River, Polish Club, Bobby Alu, Ella Haber, Dulcie, Alice Skye, Akmal, Georgie Carroll, The Stevenson Experience and more!

Date night

There’s nothing more romantic than a candlelight dinner! Earth Hour presents a great opportunity to romance your significant other with a special night in.

And if you’re not up for cooking, you should check out our Instagram for some great takeaway and delivery options in Newcastle.

Shadow puppets

Here’s one for the kids! All you need is a torch and your hands and you’ve got yourself a show!

Start out with the easy ones like the bunny rabbit or cat, and work your way up to some more complicated shapes like the deer or spider. You can find some basic ideas in the video above, or check out this clip on Youtube for some more adventurous puppets.

Night photography

Grab that DSLR you got a few years ago, head out into the backyard and try some night photography.

There are a bunch of great tutorials online that will help you capture some stunning images and if you’ve got a pack of sparklers lying around, you can really take things to the next level.

Grab some sleep

Early bedtime anyone?

There’s no denying it, this week has been pretty hectic. So maybe Earth Hour presents a great time to catch up on some much-needed sleep. Check out the video above for some great tips to get the most out of your sleep.

Written by Newcastle Live

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