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Earth Hour! YOUR House parties and celebrations

March 19, 2016 @ 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Every year, PA IPL invites people to hold Earth Hour parties at home or in their houses of worship that act as fundraisers or “friend-raisers” for PA IPL.  It’s great chance to jump in… and it’s fun. Celebrate reaching a goal, or setting a goal — or both.  Let us know if you want some colorful PA IPL handouts to share!

Earth Hour is a worldwide event, uniting people as they join to turn off the electricity and go dark for 1 hour, local time on a Saturday in late March.  This year Earth Hour is

8:30-9:30PM Saturday March 19.

Celebrate with your friends, your neighborhood, or your congregation!  Are evenings not so good for you?  No problem!  It’s a worldwide event, so you can watch online as the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Opera House goes dark (3:30 PM our time for Paris, or 5:30 AM for Sydney).

Here are a few ideas to get you started.  If you’re going with 8:30-9:30 local time and you can, make it dramatic: do a countdown and throw the main breaker for your whole house so everything goes out at once.

  • potluck party food and poems
  • open mic night (acoustic from 8:30-9:30)
  • hire a local acoustic musician to play (does the local high school have a jazz band?  I bet they have a pianist!)
  • analog game night —inter-generational parlor games (by candlelight or solar camping lantern during Earth Hour itself). Look up Shadow Buff, Bag of Nouns,Forehead Detective, and Fictionary to get you started.

  • flashlight tag for the kids

  • brie and baguettes at 3:30 in the afternoon when Paris goes dark (you can watch online)

  • tea and scones (or a Monty Python sing-a-long?) at 4:30 in the afternoon when London goes dark
  • If you know a bunch of really-early-birds: bring a stuffed animal or wear a costume to dress your dingo, cuddle your koala, or walk your wallaby at 5:30 AM when Sydney, Australia goes dark.  If you really want to go whole hog, you could serve Vegemite, but… plan to have leftovers!


March 19, 2016
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM