"Earth Hour," A Lights-Out Event for Kids with Nanette Heffernan

Event date: 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
Earth Hour
Nanette Heffernan












Make a Solar Lantern!

and meet Nanette Heffernan, author of

Earth Hour:  A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet

Nanette Heffernan, is coming to Orinda Books in her famous trash-suit. Nanette will read her book and then help everyone make their own solar lantern out of trash for Earth Day 2020.

Learn about conservation and sustainability!


Kids around the world use electric energy to do all kinds of things--adults do, too! From cleaning the clothes we play in, to lighting up our dinner tables, to keeping us warm and toasty when the weather is cold, electricity is a huge part of our lives. Unfortunately, it can also have a big impact on our planet.

Earth Hour--a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability--takes place each March and is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). During Earth Hour, individuals, communities, and businesses in more than 7,000 cities turn off nonessential electric lights for one hour. Across each continent--from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China to the Statue of Liberty--one small act reminds all of us of our enormous impact on planet Earth.


"...In time for next spring's Earth Hour, March 29, 2020, this admirable debut offers both the what and the why." --Kirkus Reviews

"...Brief but effective, the even-handed text guides readers to scenes of people, usually families, often with visual clues in the background indicating locations on every continent... Like the text, Luu’s beautiful digital illustrations create a positive, peaceful tone, depicting a variety of people around the world, united in their determination to protect our shared planet by conserving energy."--Booklist


Nanette Heffernan is a Certified Sustainability Consultant for schools in California and a major champion of the urgent need for humans to reduce emissions that drive climate change. Earth Hour is her debut picture book.

*All Scouts who wear their vest or sash will earn a free fun-patch.

$4 ticket per child

Sign up early, space is limited.


Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet Cover Image
By Nanette Heffernan, Bao Luu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580899420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - January 21st, 2020