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March 02, 2009 07:00 ET

WWF-Canada: 25 Ways to Mark Earth Hour 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM to show their support for action on climate change. Here are some ideas for how to spend the hour:

1. Attend local Earth Hour events- or organize one. Add your event, or get details on events near you at EarthHourCanada.org.

2. Go outside and look at the stars.

3. Find a great viewing spot to see your town or city go dark at 8:30 p.m.

4. Take pictures and post them to the Earth Hour Facebook page.

5. Go for a lantern walk through a park.

6. Patronize local restaurants and businesses taking part in Earth Hour.

7. Gather your family or friends for a candle-lit dinner.

8. Meet your neighbours at a street or block party.

9. Have an acoustic music jam.

10. Talk to your children about how much electricity your family uses. Brainstorm ways to reduce it.

11. Tell ghost stories.

12. Listen to the birds, bats or other wildlife.

13. Play flashlight tag.

14. Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree. And leave it there.

15. Play Pictionary with glow-in-the-dark markers.

16. Change all your light bulbs to energy-efficient versions.

17. Have a night game of shinny with a glow-in-the-dark puck or ball (wear reflective vests).

18. Take a walk in the moonlight.

19. Have a candlelit bath.

20. Put a glow stick on your dog's collar or leash and go for a walk.

21. Toast marshmallows over a tea light candle.

22. Get out your Ouija board.

23. Have a wine or scotch tasting in the dark.

24. Get out the sleeping bags and camp out... on the living room floor.

25. Make a list of ways you could reduce your energy consumption every hour of every day.

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney in 2007, and has since grown into a global movement with a goal of reaching one billion people in 1,000 cities in 2009. In Canada, Sears Canada, Coca Cola Ltd. (Coca-Cola in Canada) and CBC are the official sponsors. EarthHourCanada.org.

About WWF

WWF-Canada is part of WWF - the global conservation organization. Founded in 1967, WWF-Canada has become one of the country's leading conservation organizations, enjoying the active support of more than 100,000 Canadians. WWF-Canada works to save nature by conserving species and protecting their habitats; by ensuring our use of natural resources is sustainable, and by helping individuals, companies and governments reduce pollution. For more information, visit wwf.ca.

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