This Saturday, March 26, 2011, take the time to turn off your lights at 8:30 pm (in your local time zone) for Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide collective display of commitment to protect something that unites us all - the planet.
Who participates in Earth Hour?
Hopefully you do! Earth Hour was spearheaded in 2007 by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in Sydney, Australia. The movement has grown exponentially and now includes the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Golden Gate Bridge and other iconic buildings and landmarks throughout the world.
Here are a few ideas for honoring Earth Hour:
- Have a candle light dinner
- Check out the stars
- Play a board game by candle light
- Talk and tell stories
- Take the dog for a walk
- Have a romantic, early evening
How will you be spending Earth Hour?
I challenge you to go beyond the hour and continue on a daily basis to take action to make our world a better place.
Where will you be this Saturday night at 8:30 pm? Can you commit to turning off your lights?
With Earth Hour almost upon us, I join in with the creators of Earth Hour by sending my thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan during this incredibly challenging and sad time for their country.
For more information about Earth Hour check out Earthhour.org