Saturday, March 25 marks the day to go dark for a single hour. 

Earth Hour originated as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

Lights-out starts at 8:30 running till 9:30 p.m.

While you disconnect from your lights, the town of Okotoks recommends using Earth Hour as a chance to study ways we can lessen our impact on the environment.

"Use the hour to learn and expand your knowledge about what's going on in the world," says Taylor Tulissi, Conservation Educator for the town.

For residents and families that want to get out for the hour Tullisi, along with Kathy Coutts from the town's Museum and Archives will be hosting a free walking tour. 

"We walk around historic downtown Okotoks. Talk about the history of Okotoks, as well as some of the environmental initiatives that the town is pursuing."

The walk will begin at 8:30 sharp from the Okotoks Museum and Archives at 49 North Railway Street.

The town of Okotoks is also hosting another session of the popular Repair Café Saturday, March 25 at the Recreation Centre from noon to 4.

It is a volunteer-run event where people in our community can bring broken things from home to be repaired for free in an effort to keep excess waste out of landfills. 

Learn more about the town's green living events HERE.