Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, wherever you might be. This initiative from the WWF is the world’s largest environmental initiative with thousands of cities and millions of participants turning off their lights and unplugging for a full hour.
Vancouver has been participating in Earth Hour for several years, from turning off the string of lights on the Lions Gate Bridge to extinguishing office tower fluorescents. This year you can also set the mood with romantic candlelight dining at several local restaurants. Tourism Vancouver has already put together a full list:
If you’re not up for going out, stay in and play board games, have dinner by candlelight, or read a book with the kiddies. You can join Earth Hour online, download posters for your office or school, and get ideas for activities in the dark during this 5th annual global event.