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29 March 2009

Earth Hour

Last night we participated in Earth Hour. At 8.30pm we turned off all of the lights, lit some candles & snuggled with the baby on our bed (while watching a couple episodes of Friends on my unplugged laptop). We also turned off both of the computers in the office.

Last year for I was still working at the cafe & we turned off all of the lights to serve people by candle light. I think it's a really nice thing to do each year & we'll certainly be participating in Earth Hour 2010!

In my fabulous google reader today I have found two entries about last night -- good job to Ellen from The Long Thread & to Emily over at Thoughts & Biro Sketches for participating. Yay!

Did you participate? How did it feel to go without lights/power for that hour? If you have kids, did you teach them about Earth Hour? I would love to hear all about your EH adventures for 2009!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jama28 said...

I was happy to see that our street was dark at 8:30 that night, and stayed dark for the full hour.
I called and reminded my mom, in-laws, brother and friends to participate.

I sat down with my children the afternoon of the event, (as they would be in bed during) and talked with them about our impact and responsibility when it comes to the fragile planet on which we reside.

My partner and I sat in our dark living room for that hour and played scattergories. :)
After a few rounds, we glanced up to see that it was 10:45. hehe.

March 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, that's really great :) It's awesome that you lost track of time! See, we don't need all those lights so badly after all :)

March 31, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

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