Wednesday, March 26, 2008

7 continents. 6.6 billion people. 1 hour.

This Saturday, March 29th, from 8pm to 9pm is Earth Hour 2008- businesses and homes all around the world will turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances to promote electricity conservation. Last year, Earth Hour Sydney is estimated to have cut Sydney's mains electricity consumption by between 2.1% and 10.2% for that hour, with as many as 2.2 million people taking part.
I'm super-excited about this!! I read about it in the paper sometime last week, then promptly forgot about it. Luckily, it was in the bulletin this weekend at church, so I was reminded - and a plan started to form in my head.
I think we should all get together at my house and play board games by candlelight - or maybe play charades (as long as Rachael can come)- and we can make s'mores in the fireplace! If you're not a Lexingtonian, think about the fun things you could do in your city for that hour - perhaps go for a nice long neighborhood walk, or have a pot-luck with friends - I know you creative Texans will come up with something great!

5 comments:

Redhead Runner said...

Hi Laura! I read your blog!

Tammy said...

very cool- thanks for the info.

Emily said...

i'm all about games by candle light! that sounds super fun!

Cassidy Drummond said...

i'm totally posting this, thanks for the info! hope to see you soon!!!

lesli said...

too fun! i'm so sad we missed!