First, my apologies. I haven’t been posting a blog because I’ve been busy. You’re welcome to follow my Twitter Feed to witness the busy in action. There’s nothing to it but to do it. You’re just as busy as I am. Second, Earth Hour is tonight. What’s Earth Hour? It is an hour where people turn off all their lights and electronics for one hour. And, you know, it’s kind of a big deal.
Five years ago, in Sydney, Australia, the first official Earth Hour was observed when 2.2 million Sydney residents and 2,100 businesses shut off their electricity for an hour. Conceived as a way to bring awareness about rising temperatures and climate change, the hour has turned into a worldwide phenomenon, with major monuments turning off their lights and 128 countries participating last year. It’s also a good excuse to break out the candles and have a little detox from our technologically overwrought world. It commences Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
The reason I like this idea is because, with the amount of energy-based crisis stuff happening lately, this is going to be something we all we have to do one day. Right now, it is an option. Pretty soon, it won’t be an option but a mandate. We just can’t keep living this lifestyle, so enjoy it while you can, brothers and sisters, before it runs out. Or, the better option, make changes in your life style so that it doesn’t run out so fast. Or, the even better option, invest in researching alternatives so we don’t have a problem. But, that’s pie in the sky thinking, right? I hope not. Participate in Earth Hour. Turn off all your stuff at 8:30pm tonight, light a candle and read a book. It won’t kill you.