At the moment I write this, Earth Hour is sweeping across Asia! It is already happening and I feel it!
For the past 3 years, my family participates in Earth Hour. This year, more than ever, we are all looking forward to it. It is like a Holiday in our household. Even my daughter’s best friend is disappointed she cannot stay tonight as she remembers our celebration in the dark from last year.
Honestly, all we did was shut the lights, light some candles, and sat around just talking and living in the darkness. I had bought some special non electric lead lights, and put them on around the home, giving it a divine feel.
Really just turned off everything? What is so special about that?
Well, let me tell you, I think Earth Hour has a very special feeling to it. Earth Hour feels like we are “collectively” doing something to change the world.
1 hour? How does that work?
Well think of it this way, on New Years Eve we check around the world to see how everyone brings in the new year with lights and fireworks and partying.. Earth hour, we collectively connect by turning out the lights.
Feels spiritual right?
Right! I feel very spiritual during Earth Hour.. I feel at one with everyone, and last year, I even got a bit angry with my neighbor for having his “emergency bright light” on! It was literally shining in our window!!! It defeats the purpose, but I let it slide:
No light will ruin my darkness!
Which means, not everyone will be participating in Earth Hour, yet knowing that even big companies shut off their lights, whole cities go dark, and it is celebrated around the world.. Well Hell YA!! I’m doing it ..
To feel closer to change.. I’ll do anything..
Even shut the lights..
Oh.. and yes.. I get to use my NEW AirWick candle that changes colors! WOO!
Happy Earth Hour!
- Switch off for Earth Hour this Saturday! (joinmygreenjourney.wordpress.com)
- 5 Family Friendly Activities for Earth Hour (theecochic.com)
- Earth Hour: Environmentalists say there’s renewed activism – Toronto Star (thestar.com)
- Earth Hour : One Hour Of Darkness For A Brighter Future (darcxed.wordpress.com)
- Earth Hour 2012 (lakkireddymadhu.wordpress.com)