Thursday, March 25, 2010
Earth Hour 2010
I am writing about Earth Hour today, to give a little reminder that between eight thirty and nine thirty this Saturday night we are all invited to shut down our use of electricity as much as possible. http://wwf.ca/earthhour/
While it is a symbolic gesture, it is also a nudge to consume less energy in an age when we are so dependent on fossil fuels and electricity to make our lives "go." It's also my way of letting readers who are teachers tell us what is happening in schools to promote this. In the last couple of years I have been impressed by the emphasis in school boards.
This past Sunday we had a note in the bulletin and I brought Earth Hour to people's attention. Last year we chose not to use projection on the following Sunday morning, lowered the lights, didn't use the organ. This year it will be Palm Sunday and our needs will be a little different.
Will you observe Earth Hour this year? Are you wondering why we bother, given the fact that it is a "drop in the bucket?" Have you made any choices at home which have changed your levels of consumption of electricity? Are you resigned to waiting until your children leave home?