Today is the start of our month challenge to switch off for 1 hour every evening! I'm super excited because I personally have been getting into switching off before bed and am already feeling the benefits. This challenge is about the planet as well as us, the people, because we are all connected and what impacts nature, impacts us as well. I also thought to move the challenge up and start earlier (I was going to start April 1st) because with so much craziness going on in the world right now with the Coronavirus and the constant news updates and social media updates, it can get quite overwhelming, so taking the time to switch off in the evenings and ground back down into the present is very important.
So How Will it all Go Down?
Every evening from today Monday March 23rd till April 30th we will switch off all our lights and devices for 1 hour. I would recommend doing this an hour before bed so that you can also use the time to wind down and get ready for sleep, but if that doesn't work for you then you can also do it earlier, maybe you have a candlelit dinner with your family without the distractions of phones or TV?
Every Thursday (starting from next week) there will be a new informational blog post talking about the impacts that light and electricity have on the planet's health and our own. We'll explore renewable energy and some of the interesting and exciting things happening in this area. I'll also be chatting to a few interesting people over on the Earth Chats Podcast on topics such as off grid living and reducing our fossil fuel consumption. There will be lots of exciting stuff so make sure to sign up for the challenge here, so you don't miss out!
Be a part of the conversation and join our Facebook group. This will be a space for us to share our thoughts and experiences with the challenge over the month and I will also be posting blog post and podcast links there.
Tag me!! If you join the challenge tag me in your photos and use the #lightsoutchallenge.
Join me for the month for the Lights Out Challenge.
Join our Waste Nothing Garden Route Resource Exchange Facebook group to buy/sell/exchange any items you want/need.
Join our Unlittered group to stay up to date and get involved in action for the planet
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