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YHA Lights-off for Earth Hour 2016
    10/03/2016 03:36

Lights-off for Earth Hour 2016

Lights-off for Earth Hour 2016

At 8:30pm on Saturday 19th March, 5 of our hostels will be turning off their lights and non-essential electricals for Earth Hour. We’re taking part in the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment – joining hundreds of millions of people worldwide to raise awareness of climate change. YHA love the great outdoors and this is one way for us to create a brighter future.

The hostels joining the blackout this year are YHA Port Eynon, YHA Idwal Cottage, YHA Poppit Sands, YHA Sherwood Forest and YHA Eskdale. From beautiful surroundings to green features, our fab five are all great settings to stop and think about the Earth. How about making a pledge to reduce your carbon footprint this year, or ignoring your gadgets for an hour to chat with fellow travellers? Here are some of the things you could get up to around England and Wales.

5 Things to Do During Earth Hour 2016

• Watch the waves at YHA Port Eynon – our dining room overlooks the beach.

• Read a candlelit copy of the “Idwal Log” at YHA Idwal Cottage, our oldest Welsh hostel.

• Do some stargazing on the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast at YHA Poppit Sands.

• Be like Robin Hood’s Merry Men with a storytelling ring at YHA Sherwood Forest.

• Ask YHA Eskdale about their eco-friendly features, nature trail and bird hide.

HI Hostels will be taking part in Earth Hour 2016 across the globe. Previous years have included Happy Earth Hour cocktails, unplugged gigs and feasts of organic food - very green! Our own YHA Wye Valley and YHA St Briavels Castle went the extra mile last year too, with retro outdoor activities, candle-making workshops and candlelit banquets. Let’s see what we can dream up this year.

Find out more about Earth Hour here.

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