What began as a lights-out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. Celebrated all over the world, Earth Hour consists of switching off the lights for one hour, aiming to raise awareness on climate change and protecting nature and the world around us. In 2017, 187 countries and territories took park in the movement with more than 3,100 landmarks and monuments going dark for the hour.
This year, Earth Hour is taking place Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time and Banyan Tree Mayakoba is adding some fun to it with a day full of nature-related activities and an entertaining hour of lights off.
- 8 a.m. Meditation for the planet on the beach
- 10 a.m. Bike tour through the Mayakoba Nature Trail
- 12 p.m. Eco Beach Rally for the whole family
- 8 p.m. Start the main event in the Banyan Tree lobby
- 8:30 p.m. Symbolic turn off of lights, guided by Maya priest Don Crescencio, followed by music, drinks and healthy snacks
- 9:30 p.m. Turn lights back on
For more information, visit: banyantree.com/mayakoba