Turn Off Them Lights! It's Earth Hour 2013

by Carmen Cruz

It's that time of year again. 

Tomorrow (Saturday) it's all about a little something called 'Earth Hour'. 
So what's the deal? 
The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) came up with a brilliant idea to help unite people in an effort to protect our little planet. All you have to do is turn out the lights TOMORROW NIGHT from 8:30PM - 9:30PM. That's it. That's all.
So what  are you supposed to do in that hour? How about a romantic, candle lit dinner for 2?  Or enjoy a glass of vino with close friends! Or maybe you could go for an evening stroll and  literally watch all the lights being turned off throughout the city (it'll be the perfect time for star gazing). I'm sure you can come up with many things you can do with the lights out **ahem** **wink, wink** (scrabble?). 
Oh! And here's a fun little fact for ya, Vancouver has been named the "Earth Hour Capital" for 2013. This is the WWF's way of giving us a high five for going above and beyond when it comes to taking action on climate change.  So it's official. We're awesome. 
 Wanna find out more info about Earth Hour? Here's a little video for you...

 There's tons more for you to check out at the Earth Hour website. 
While you're there, make sure you sign up for the "I Will If You Will Challenge".
I know I will... If you will... ;)