03/14/2014 11:27 EDT | Updated 03/14/2014 11:59 EDT

When Is Earth Hour? What Is It? What Can I Do In The Dark?

Earth Hour is happening from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time on March 29. If you're not sure what to do with 60 minutes in the dark, we have a few ideas for you.

Every year, for an hour, people all over the world are encouraged to turn off their lights to raise awareness for environmental issues, in an effort that is promoted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million people and 2,100 business participated in an hour of darkness.

From there it has grown into a global movement, with landmarks like the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building and the Las Vegas Strip all going dark for an hour.

The WWF crowned Vancouver as Earth Hour Capital last year, recognizing its focus on urban development with green targets.

But how do you entertain yourself in the dark? Let us count the ways.

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