Thursday, March 26, 2009

Switch 'em off, flick 'em off, WAAAAY off.

Earth Hour 2009 is scheduled for this Saturday, March 28. It's a one-hour blackout, from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM local time.

Last year we plunged ourselves into darkness for an hour and wondered why, since it's so easy to do and it saves so much energy, we didn't observe Earth Hour once a week. Life is all about habits, though, and turning off every light in your house for an hour a week (daytime doesn't count) isn't one of them - it takes some remembering.

Anyway, I'll be shutting everything off, computers and all, on Saturday for an hour. You should too.....and you can sign up on the Canadian site and be entered to win a trip to see the Churchill polar bears.

7 comments:

Dave Hingsburger said...

thanks for reminding us, we'd forgotten. now that we live in the center of the city, it should be really noticable ...

kate said...

You know I'll be there.

Adrienne said...

Just a reminder- if you plan to use candles during Earth Hour please get soy or beeswax candles. Regular paraffin candles emit more CO2 than it takes to power a CFL bulb.

Erin said...

Thanks for the reminder. We had fun last year lighting the oil lamps (that's the bonus of having an antique store!) and playing card games with friends.

bethro said...

There's something disturbing about your title. I think it's the word "flick."

Gwen said...
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Dave Hingsburger said...

well did you flick 'em off? do tell the tale