Join Us! From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, Richmond Hill will decrease energy consumption wherever possible in Town facilities, ensuring safety is not compromised. You can help demonstrate Richmond Hill’s commitment to sustainability by turning off your lights at home for the hour or more.
Make it Fun!
10 Things to do in the Dark
Host a lantern walk. You can even make your own lanterns.
Have a candlelit street party under the stars.
Go for a night-time nature walk.
Play an instrument or get together with friends for an acoustic jam.
Go camping in your backyard.
Indulge in a relaxing bath by candlelight.
Try an al-fresco dinner or picnic under the stars.
Too cold outside? Bring the stars indoors. Recreate a starry night inside.
Create some art in the dark. You could end up with a masterpiece!
Keep it Safe If using candles while observing Earth Hour, please stay safe. Candles must be placed away from combustibles and out of the reach of children and pets. Also, use candle holders with wide, heavy bases to prevent them from tipping over. You should never leave a candle unattended; blow it out before leaving the room.
Beyond Earth Hour Earth Hour is intended to inspire people to move beyond symbolic action and adopt lasting changes in how we produce and consume energy. We all have a role to play – every hour, and every day – in developing a more sustainable community.
Learn what you can do to use energy more wisely – saving you money while protecting the environment at RichmondHill.ca/CleanAir.
Your Earth Hour What are your plans for Earth Hour? We'd like to know what you'll be doing to support the fight against global warming. To share your Earth Hour activities, fill out the form below and hit 'Submit'. Your response will appear in the column on the left for everyone to view. Please note that your submission may not appear for up to one (1) business day.