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.
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?