Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, is held annually on the last Saturday of every March in Canada and around the world. (This year, WWF says more than 170 countries will be taking part.) This Saturday, March 25, households and businesses are asked to turn off their non-essential lights and electricity between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time to raise awareness of climate change and its effect on our planet.
This year, show your support by cutting down on your hydro and making dinner by candlelight with some of these delicious no-cook options.
A cheese board
Pair hard, soft and semi-soft cheeses with crackers, ripe fruit and honey for a platter with loads of flavour and elegance. Get some more cheesy inspiration here.
Salad rolls and wraps
Prosciutto wrapped around mesclun and Granny Smith apples is one no-cook option. Or, pair a store-bought rotisserie chicken with kimchee and iceberg lettuce.
A pantry salad
This recipe is as good for campers as it is for the eco-conscious. It pairs canned chickpeas and artichoke hearts for a hearty, healthy cold dinner.
Modern tuna-cobb salad
Or, put the prosciutto and cheese with avocado, tuna, greens and veggies for another filling take on salads. Get the recipe here.
This article was originally posted in 2013, and updated in 2017