Last year, Melody Kettle took the Earth Hour Challenge with her family. You can read about the aftermath here. Earth Hour encourages us to turn off our non-essential lights and electrical appliances in order to raise awareness on climate change.
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8:30 pm (local time). This Earth Hour you’re encouraged to go beyond the hour, so “after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.”
I’ll be honest. I’ve never participated in Earth Hour. My kids go to bed at 7:30 pm and by 8:00 pm, I finally get to collapse on my couch and zone out on my TV shows. Yeah, yeah, I know–it’s awful, but it’s the truth. Besides, I’m actually going out with my husband this Saturday night for dinner and drinks, so I have a good excuse this year.
Will you be participating in Earth Hour?