National Day of Unplugging: Will You Unplug?

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 11:30am

national day of unpluggingCan’t wait until April for Screen Free Week? I can, but if you’re looking forward to it, you can quench your thirst for a screen break on March 1-2 by participating in the National Day of Unplugging. The event invites people  to forgo screens in favor of more meaningful activities.

NDU asks:

Do you have multiple cell phones? Take your ipad to the beach on vacation? Ever find it hard to get through a conversation without posting an update to Facebook? Is your computer always on?

We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our iPhones and BlackBerry’s, chronicling our every move through Facebook and Twitter and shielding ourselves from the outside world with the bubble of “silence” that our earphones create.

If you recognize that in yourself – or your friends, families or colleagues— join us for the National Day of Unplugging, sign the Unplug pledge and start living a different life: connect with the people in your street, neighborhood and city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book to your child.

What do you think? Will you unplug?


  1. POSTED BY the Duke of Prunes  |  March 01, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    I already had a screen free week. It was called the Sandy Power Outage!

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