5 fun ways to celebrate our planet
Could your kids imagine if they had to collect water with a bucket, grow their own vegetables and use candles instead of electricity? Ours couldn’t and we couldn’t either to be fair. Earth Hour gives us a moment to pause and a great chance to show kids a little about appreciating the planet. Here’s some ways to celebrate access to our natural resources that stop short of a lecture on environmental conservation but still teach them a thing or two.
1. Eye of the Tiger
The peeps from WWF are raising funds to install satellite-enabled cameras in central Sumatra. These “spy cams” will send real-time footage of the endangered Sumatra tigers in their natural habitat to anywhere in the world. Help monitor and protect these gorgeous creatures by supporting this project today!
2. Shower with a friend
Don’t be scared. If you already get drenched at bath time, why not get in with the kids and have a splashing good time together. This saves water and time and is great bonding time with your child. Better yet, get a free back scrub!
3. Neo Glow Party with Shangri-La
Party with the lights off and celebrate Earth Hour! Dress up in neon colours from head to toe for Shangri-La’s Neo Glo dinner buffet at The Line and enjoy 20% off the scrumptious buffet spread. BLU Bar will also be serving Glow in the Dark cocktails that will illuminate the night. Get creative with your outfit and post an #OOTD (outfit of the day) on your Instagram to win a weekend staycation in Shangri-La’s Hotel Garden Wing or dining vouchers at The Line. Posts must be tagged with #shangrilasg and #SLSNeoGlo.
4. Go on a camping trip
There’s nothing like the great outdoors to make you feel at one with nature. It can be tricky to achieve for any length of time in Singapore though. So grab some mats, snacks, cushions and candles and head out into the backyard for a night time adventure sans electricity. Alternatively, join the rest of Singapore at the Earth Hour Star Party on 28 March 2015 and experience the wonders of the night sky while learning a thing or two about climate change and environmental issue. If you’re lucky and get a nice clear sky, stretch out on your backs and do some good old-fashioned star gazing.
5. Cycle under the stars
As aptly expressed by Coldplay, lights will guide you home on Singapore’s first ever Earth Hour Night Cycling trip. Take a spin from Choa Chu Kang to Woodlands road and make a stop at Punggol’s Lonely Tree to celebrate Earth Hour. The fun cycle is aimed to raise awareness on climate change.
Lights out, everyone – come celebrate Earth Hour and show your love for Mother Nature this March!