Earth Hour

Category: Earth Month Projects
Published: Saturday, 18 November 2017
Written by Super User

  2017 Earth Hour

Held at the REACH Museum

A family friendly event to celebrate National Earth Hour was held at the REACH museum on March 25. The event included an outdoor night hike, stargazing, a rope labyrinth, environmental exhibits, electric cars, live music, campfire, popcorn, and activities include candle making, and tasting organic wines. Youth created posters showing how they can help the environment. Everyone present voted and the winners selected their prizes. Joining the world with turning out the lights, we lit candles and enjoyed campfire from 8:30-9:30. Hope to see you next year!

Here are some photos from our event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.   Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

 Join millions of people by turning off lights, computers, and TV''s. Unplug and power down, and enjoy the calm and quiet, or companionship of others.  Official Video at www.earthhour.org

  

LOCAL BUSINESSES: WHO WILL PLEDGE TO TURN OFF THEIR LIGHTS?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know what you are turning off and we will feature you on the website!

Doing something at home?  Tell us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/gogreentricities

Ways to Celebrate Earth Hour  

AT HOME: Turn off the lights and have some fun!

You don''t have to go out to celebrate Earth Hour. The basic idea is this: Take an hour to reflect on how electricity impacts us by joining people around the world in turning off your lights from 8:30-9:30 pm on March 25.

Here are some ideas for celebrating earth hour at home:

  • Look for lights and turn them off.
  • Listen for energy consumers or water leaks that go unnoticed.
  • Read by candlelight
  • Make shadow puppets
  • Sing songs
  • Have a picnic in your living room
  • Take a moonlight walk
  • Hunt for night critters 
  • Star gaze
  • Make a fort
  • Hike Badger Mountain
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Meditate
  • Journal
  • Tell spooky stories
  • Simply relax

Have an idea for more fun activities to do at home?  Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org.

Earth Month Community Projects

Category: Earth Month Projects
Published: Saturday, 18 November 2017
Written by Super User

Celebrate Earth Month by doing something beneficial for the EARTH!

Here are some ideas and contacts for neighborhood beautification and community clean-up projects.

 

TRAIL WORK on Badger Mountain 

The work involved varies. Some examples include smoothing out rocky sections of trail, regraveling sections worn thin, securing trail edges and helping to create new trails. Work projects can be arranged for large and small groups, or indivisuals can join in planned trail work parties. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jim at 943-3992.

 

West Richland Community Clean up: Volunteers Needed! 

 

Lead a neighborhood beautification or community clean-up project!  

Neighborhood Beautification

Find an eyesore in your neighborhood and make it beautiful. Neighborhood beautification projects can include yard clean-ups, planting trees or flowers, picking up trash, etc. Look for a project in your area ands ask the property owner for permission. Public property (parks, playgrounds), contact your city parks department or school administration. 

Community Clean-Up

Find a community area that needs a little help. Community clean-up projects can include parks, streets, and non-profit grounds clean-up. You can also adopt a stretch of highway. Contact the land owner or if it is public land, (open to the public) just clean it. Need more ideas or projects? Call 509-539-6453 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the project coordinator in your city.

Phil Pinard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. City of Richland, 942-7463

Karin Volpe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., City of West Richland, 967-5902

Electrathon: Volunteers Needed!

ELECTRATHON is a type of ELECTRIC MARATHON in which the winner is determined by how far you go in a certain time with a given amount of battery power. The Delta EV Engineering Club will be competing with 2 student-built cars.

Help is needed with event set up, lap counting and event breakdown on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21 at the course in Richland. Contact Todd Blackman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 509-539-8078.

Wye Park Cleanup (being rescheduled - TBD)

The WSU Tri-Cities Environmental Club is organizing the annual spring cleanup of Wye Park (near Bateman Island) and surrounding areas. All ages will be welcome, please bring water to drink and gloves to wear during the event. We can use help from volunteers on the water to reach trash on the shoreline - if you are interested in that, please bring your kayak, canoe, or SUP.  Thanks for your support of this student group and Tapteal Greenway! 

Future Eco Activities and Projects 

Check out the calendar for projects and activities going on throughout the year.