[Earth Hour 2009](http://www.earthhour.org) is now less than a week away (Saturday 28 March 2009, 8:30-9:30 pm). I’m proud to see that Kiama Council is once again on the list of supporting councils. Poor old Gav over at The Greening of Gavin is still [trying to get his council involved](http://greeningofgavin.blogspot.com/2009/03/participating-in-earth-hour-2009.html)!
I’m not sure yet what we’ll do. Maybe we’ll turn our lights off a bit earlier so the kids can join in, and play board games by the light of a candle.
On the topic of candles, Gerringong sustainable home products seller Eco Manifesto has specials on [Queen B 100% beeswax candles](http://www.ecomanifesto.com.au/index.php?page=showproducts&cat=6&subcat=11) this month, to help you celebrate Earth Hour 2009 with style and perhaps a little romance. Beeswax is a natural wax, much better for the environment and healthier for you than the normal petrochemical-based candles.
If you’re looking for ways your business or school can get involved in Earth Hour, check out these [info packs](http://www.earthhourau.org/toolkits). There are also packs there for individuals, councils, churches, sporting groups, and just about every type of organisation.
If you’re a blogger, there are buttons, banners, widgets and more in the [blogger downloads](http://www.earthhour.org/downloads/) section.
Don’t forget to [sign up](http://www.earthhour.org/signup/default:en) to register your participation. Sign-ups are an important way to judge the level of support this event is getting within the community, and gives them some weight when lobbying governments for change.
So what are your plans? Share your great ideas in the comments below! I’d be especially keen to hear of any events planned in the Illawarra region.