Since its inception seven years ago in Sydney, Earth Hour has become one of the biggest global events in the world. The big switch off will be happening again this year on March 23rd at 8:30pm. So, here are some great ways to make the most of your Earth Hour experience.
Head to the Hills Being the best vantage point over Perth means the Darling Escarpment is the best place to see just how many people do the right thing and turn their lights off.
Places to go where you can see the whole of Perth include Red Hill, Zig Zag Scenic Drive and Haddrill Road in Baskerville. From here you get that serene feel of nature as you look over the city as it plunges into darkness.
It really is amazing to see just how much more beautiful the night sky looks from here when all the light pollution is removed. It is one of the most photogenic nights on the calendar so be sure to take your camera along.
Picnic Dinner in South Perth, Heathcote or Kings Park These are the three best places to watch the switch off in the city. So why not bring the family or friends down for a picnic dinner without the buzz of electricity in the background?
South Perth boasts a stunning panorama from the foreshore while you feel right on top of everything from Kings Park. Heathcote is a little further away but the views are no less impressive, and you get the added bonus of beautiful views down the river.
It's yet to be confirmed how many buildings will switch their lights off but the list has increased year after year so one thing we can be sure of is this will likely be the biggest CBD switch off to date.
Candlelight family time If you'd prefer to stay home for Earth Hour, why not turn it into that increasingly out of fashion family time? The modern day world is so fast paced and stressed that this one time household necessity has been almost forgotten.
Crack out the embarrassing photo albums, dust off the board games or just simply sit around and tell stories. Sitting in your house with nothing but candles on really makes you aware of the noise created by that constant drone of electricity in our lives. You may just be tempted to do it more often.