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Earth Hour: 4 cool ways to get involved

Earth Hour is approaching again – it’s on Saturday 25 March, from 8.30pm – and we have four cool ways for you to get involved in the event in Singapore.

Non-essential lighting on buildings around Marina Bay will be switched off, thousands of people will participate in the Earth Hour Run and many thousands more will turn their own lights off at home. Everyone can take action and support Earth Hour – now in its tenth year – and contribute to making a difference to the planet.

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Earth Hour 2017

#1 Family Night Festival

From 21 to 24 March, head to the F1 Pit Building for the Night Festival, held in the lead-up to Earth Hour and the OSIM Sundown Marathon. Entertain the kids with fun games and activities presented by WWF, Ascendas-Singbridge, National Geographic and Love Nature. 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

#2 Run!

The five-kilometre Earth Hour Run is open to everyone – registration closes on Friday 24 March. Not only is the event totally sustainable and carbon neutral, the bigger goal is to set new standards that encourage organisers of future marathons and running events to be more sustainable too. The run flags-off at 8.30pm at the F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Avenue.

How is the Earth Hour Run “sustainable”? Runners each receive a reusable water bottle (it’s cute, too), edible water (something resembling clear jelly) and a plantable medal (it contains a basil seed you can pot at home). Special race bibs (additional cost) help raise awareness about the dwindling number of animals left in the wild and proceeds go to WWF’s conservation efforts.

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Take part in the annual OSIM Sundown Marathon

#3 Earth Hour Concert

If you miss out on registering for the race, you can still turn up on Saturday night, show your support and watch the lights from the Race Village at F1 Pit Building. Entertainment runs from 6pm to 10.30pm and includes local acts Sphaeras, Dru Chen, Shigga Shay and Inch Chua. At 8.30pm, join in the countdown to lights out, watch a laser show at Singapore Flyer and cheer the runners at the race flag off.

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There are plenty of kid-friendly activities at Earth Hour 2017

#4 Become an Earth Hour Buddy

Thanks to WWF, everyone can double the impact of their commitment to the environment. Using Facebook, WWF makes it possible for people living in Singapore to be matched with likeminded people in India, Hong Kong and Indonesia who will also carry out an action for forests, oceans or wildlife. It’s as simple as registering. What are you waiting for?

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