Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth Hour: Keeping us in the dark

This Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 8 PM, you can celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour with hundreds of thousands of people across the world. [Earth Hour 2009 info here.]

Well, actually, they'll all be celebrating at 8 PM their time, but you can celebrate knowing that other people are going to do it, or have done it, at 8 PM their time.

What is Earth Hour? It's an hour, once a year, when you turn off all lights to make a statement about global climate change. ALL the lights. So it's dark in your house. You could try burning soy candles for a few rays... but the dark can be fun. You could play "hide 'n' seek in the dark," or make a fort out of blankets and camp under it.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia last year, where their combined efforts turning off lights resulted in the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road. Whoa. The whole city participated - governments, businesses, and more.

While Boston's not officially participating, you can still practice what I'm preaching - turn off those lights!

Related Posts: Earth Hour in Boston 2009
Event notice courtesy of the Ideal Bite.

1 comment:

Krystle said...

What a great idea. I will do it!