March 23, 2018

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour This Weekend in Nova Scotia

Around the world, Earth Hour will be celebrated between 8:30 and 9:30 pm on March 24. Before you flip the switch, take a look at 10 ways you can unplug in Nova Scotia this weekend:

1. Stargaze in our beautiful province

With your lights off, why not spend some time enjoying the great outdoors? Layer up, set up some chairs in the backyard or a nearby beach, and marvel at the starry sky (just like the one pictured above - NS Power IT guru and photographer Johnathan Rhynold took this shot at Medford Beach).

2. Play an old school game

Just because the video games are off doesn’t mean you can’t have some competitive fun. Find a classic game or start a tournament to keep the hour lively. Or, find out if there's a trivia night happening near you.

3. Get crafty

It’s amazing what you can get done in an hour. Pick up the knitting needles or paint brushes and see what you can create. Check out Nova Scotia Crafters to get inspired.


Commit to learning something new within the hour. If you have the data to spare, check out Today's Power to see the breakdown of where your electricity is coming from and read up on our progress transitioning to renewable energy over the last decade.

5. TACKLE THE To-do list without distraction

Dust off your to-do list that keeps getting put aside for “just one more episode”. Without all those digital distractions you can get a lot of work done that you’ve been meaning to do. Add ‘Switch to e-bill’ to your list! 

6. Celebrate with a kitchen party  

String some battery-operated lights around the kitchen and invite friends and family over for a traditional Nova Scotian gathering.

7. Brainstorm green resolutions

Make March 24 the new January 1 by creating resolutions focused around lowering your carbon footprint. Have you considered an electric vehicle as your next vehicle?

8. Celebrate #HfxBurgerWeek

If you’re near Halifax, take part in the iconic week-long celebration of the burger. Check out the official burger line up (many options include a donation to Feed Nova Scotia). And in the spirit on unplugging, leave your phone at home.

9. Find a local community Earth Hour event

Not interested in spending time alone in the dark? Many communities run events to bring people together. Find out if your community is holding an event. If not, why not travel and make some new like-minded friends in a nearby neighbourhood.

10. Make every hour Earth Hour

Take a look at your home. An hour without power is great but there are plenty of ways to make your home greener. Get started by reading up on the many residential energy solutions we offer. 

Happy Earth Hour!