Posted by jab12004 on March 27, 2009
Now I don’t really consider myself “crunchy” at all, but I thought I would just bring to everyone’s attention that saturday the 28th from 8:30-9:30 (local time) is earth hour. Basically people are asked to turn off their lights and any other nonessential electronic equipment for that hour.
You can read about it here
I’m not sure how I feel about such events in general. I think it is really interesting to think about just how reliant we are on electricity all the time. However, the statement on the web site saying “Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming,” really kind of annoys me and I think is a bit insulting. I’m against global warming, but what if I wanted to keep my lights on? I could go on for a while why I think that is a stupid idea, but it’s friday and I’m tired.
In the end I plan to try it out, but I’m mostly just going to shape my night around it by having friends over for drinks in the dark. What are you going to do?