Saturday, March 23, 2013

Earth Hour

Today is the day that people around the world observe Earth Hour.  As I blogged two weeks ago, while this event is symbolic, it doesn't have to be.  It can actually lead to long-term solutions to our climate crisis.  The fact is we - mainly those of us in the western world - use too many of the world's resources.  We think nothing of flipping a switch or plugging something in and leaving it on.  And while individuals aren't responsible for the majority of the waste - hello corporations - awareness in our own lives can spill into our role as citizen consumers who can vote with purchases for corporations that believe in a sustainable future - and take steps to ensure we have one.

This is our fifth year of observing Earth Hour and I'm sorry to say we might not be able to actually participate due to a family obligation that will require us to be on the road this evening.  If you want to learn more about Earth Hour, here is the official web site.


Steve Finnell said...

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EcoGrrl said...

But you can have your own earth hour, right? Just pick a different time today :)