Switch Off for Earth Hour
It’s been quite a year here on planet Earth. And although we couldn’t have stopped the Earth from rumbling or have pulled back the waters to where they belong there is a small difference that we can make. We can switch off our lights for an hour.
The Earth Hour initiative started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as an awareness and action campaign against climate change where an astonishingly 2.2 million people participated. Since then, Earth Hour has been embraced by over 128 countries, with whole cities standing in darkness together against global warming.
This year however, Earth Hour is not only about making a stand against climate change. After the natural disasters that have devastated thousands of homes and made international headlines, Earth Hour 2011 is acknowledging that the planet is in control despite how much we insist on damaging it.
As we sit, stumble, or dance (some may sleep which makes the exercise somewhat pointless) in darkness on Saturday, lets pay our respects to those who have died in the recent planet Earth disasters, face how lucky we are to have light as it’s more fun with them than without them, and lets recognise that Planet Earth is boss. Not only is it for a good cause, but it’s the perfect opportunity for lights off mischief.