Friday, 25 March 2011

It's Earth Hour Tomorrow!


Tomorrow evening at 8:30 p.m. local time, people all over the world will be turning their lights out for one hour -- Earth Hour -- in support of action on climate change. Yes, it's just a gesture and it can't fix everything (or indeed anything) but it's still a symbolic way to show your heart is in the right place! My Rare One and I usually end up playing cribbage by candlelight during Earth Hour -- ooo, romantic!

29 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

A collection of small gestures can make ginormous changes. So bring on the darkness!

Twain12 said...

i'll be there

clairedulalune said...

Oh, i will do that! I love a bit of candlelight, knowing me though would probably set my hair on fire! i will have to use tea lights! Hope you and your rare one are well and have a nice cozy night in tomorrow!

Snap said...

I'll be there. After a baseball game in the afternoon, i'll be ready to turn the lights out and sleep! :D :D :D

mermaid gallery said...

symbols like that really help in awareness....i look forward to my candle, quiet time....

Fluid Idleness said...

Oooh! That is sweet and a touch of romance. I love earth hour. You have me wanting to start a tradition for earth hour.

Lois said...

I can't play cribbage but perhaps a candlelit game of blockus! I will turn out my lights too. It's always an adventure.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i'll be in bed by then so my lights will all be out all night!

knitwit said...

We always participate. My autistic kid loves it, and then tries to recreate the whole thing every night for about a week afterwards by going around the house turning off all the lights and bringing me candles to light!

Jeanne said...

Watching TV by candlelight takes me back to my childhood..... LOL

If we can all do one little thing every day - cut back on energy usage, recycle, upcycle - before we know it those little things will add up to making a big difference!

{Now strip cribbage would be romantic.....)

Sarah said...

Oh that is the cutest little world..look at that face! Yes definitely will turn off everything and a light the candles! Maybe a game of chess..or something..hmmmmmmmm!
Hugs, Sarah

Caroline said...

I love earth hour! Our town is pretty green...surprised I have not gotten any notice on this. I will for sure participate!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I can read by candle light..take a bath in candle light, take a walk out in the street lights..but I can't fun my fucking computer on candle light..but I'll try..ha

mxtodis123 said...

Count me in.
Mary

Lilac SilverFox said...

I want the earth plush! haha
I'm not sure exactly what's going to be going on for us. It's not just hubby and me in the house, so while I might want to participate, the rest of the household may not. I think I might simply choose to read by the candle light for the hour in our bedroom...At least one of us will be doing it, right?

Holly Ruggiero said...

Check! Will do.

The Frog Queen said...

I think I will spend it sitting with friends around our outdoor fireplace. Favorite place to celebrate!

Cheers!

miss*R said...

I just hope that it makes more people realize how much it costs Earth each time we turn a light on and take it further than the day.

maggie's garden said...

Count me in. One small ripple is all it takes. Right on!

laughingwolf said...

cabbage rolls by candlelight? YUM! ;) lol

Andrew Green said...

All right....
I will observe Earth Hour...for you.

Thanks for the info!

Midwinterain said...

I mixed up the date last year, so i'm eager to join the darkness this year!

However, I think I'm the only one in my family... My bedroom light might be the only participant. :)

Tree branching, Nickelodeon had a great ad for it this year, about how if everyone takes one step at the same time, we can make a difference.

Count me in!

By the way, adorable Earth plush. :)

mistress maddie said...

Thanks for the reminder, I forgot this was tonight! I will do this as I have every year. And when in the dark, you don't want to know what goes on here!

Elena said...

Great reminder! Love the idea of candlelight....

Kal said...

I got a whole pile of garbage just waiting to be burned. At least all that plastic and used diapers won't go into the landfill. What? I missed the point?

LauraX said...

our plan is to tell stories by candle light this evening.

Jim said...

Good idea! Guess we`ll get out the Scrabble board! I`m no good at crib like my niece Elaine! lol

Suzie said...

We usually take part in this, and will again this year.

Cribbage by candlelight takes me back to waiting out thunderstorms with my kids, when we would play cribbage.

But now. .you don't take advantage of the poor lighting my moving the Rare One's pegs back, do you?

Misty Boston said...

And just an fyi... April 22 is actually "Earth Day" (and my birthday but who's counting?) :D