ACTIVITY 1 - Switch off
Did you know –
• A Photocopier left on standby overnight wastes enough energy to make 30 cups of tea
• Classroom lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost 5 months
• The clock on a microwave can use more energy than heating your food
Why not do a survey of your classrooms to check for things left on over night? Download a template.
Encourage your friends and teachers to make sure that everything is switched off when you go home.
Activity 2 - Earth Hour
The WWF Earth Hour is held every year. The next one is 30th March 2019 from 8.30pm until 9.30pm
Could you survive for an hour without lights?
Could you turn off all electrical items for the hour – or longer?
What can you do for an hour without television or computer games?
Could you have an ‘Earth Hour’ every weekend?
Could you have an ‘Earth Hour’ at school?