Earth Hour 2018
By Revathie Dhanabalan
March 16, 2018
Earth Hour, the world's greatest event from the fight against climate change is back on Saturday March 24, 2018. The annual lights-out event, which started in Sydney in 2007, has spread to more than 170 countries and cities.
Earth Hour also serves as a constant reminder to ourselves that we need to #changeclimatechange. Over the past 10 years, Singapore has also been a key participant of Earth Hour. Beyond the symbolic gesture of turning off your lights for 60 minutes, Earth Hour also encourages people to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save energy while preserving the environment.
We run down a list of activities that you and your family can take part in to mark Earth Hour this year!
i Light Marina Bay 2018
Image Credit: iLightMarinaBay
Don't miss a chance to be dazzled by the creative lights installations at i Light Marina Bay. Organised by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), this year's sustainable light art festival includes 22 light art installations - designed with energy-saving lighting or environmentally-friendly materials. Gather your family and enjoy a range of fringe activities and light shows at Marina Bay this month.
When: 9 March to 1 April 2018
The Float @ Marina Bay
Image Credit: WWF Singapore Facebook
WWF is hosting the Earth Hour Festival to educate people about wildlife, forests and oceans in a fun way. Play spot the pandas at the Great Panda Quest in the city (16-25 March) as well as an Earth Hour Marketplace which will be held over three days (23-25 March) with environment-themed interactive activities for families. On 24th March itself, WWF will also be running a 60+ Countdown Bash - where you can watch the Singapore skyline dim at 8.30pm as the lights go out across the globe for Earth Hour.
When: 16 to 25 March (Great Panda Quest), 23 to 25 March (Marketplace), 24 March, 6 - 9.30pm (60+ Countdown Bash)
Drop by Iconic Landmarks
ST YouTube Video of Earth Hour in Singapore (2017)
On 24 March 2018 you can expect iconic landmarks in downtown Singapore, such as the ArtScience Museum, Esplanade, and Gardens by the Bay to go dark in support of Earth Hour. Grab a picnic blanket and find a cosy spot with your family or significant other and enjoy watching the skyline as the lights go out.
Across all SAFRA Clubs
Drop by the various SAFRA Clubs to take part in an array of eco-activities to mark Earth Hour. Put away your electronic devices and take part in activities fron tree-planting to fitness in the dark. There's something for everyone in your family! SAFRA will also be doing its part by switching off non-essential lights in support of this amazing movement.
Not too keen to step out of your house on the weekend? Get into some craft action with your kids while learning how to conserve energy for Earth Hour! From creating shadow puppets to upcycling projects, you can turn your Earth Hour into a day of fun.
In the meantime, take part in SAFRA's Earth Hour Contest by recommending an activity to celebrate Earth Hour as a comment in this Facebook post. You can stand a chance to win $40 Sports Link Vouchers. We have 10 sets up for grabs.
Contest ends 24 March 2018, 2359hrs.
For more information on SAFRA activities during Earth Hour, click here to participate with us!