We’re signed up for Earth Hour: 60 minutes of lights out to save energy and try to nudge more leaders into taking climate change action. We did this last year and turned off the lights, the music, the entertainment center and most of the computers. I think Ian read by candlelight. I was probably trying to get something done (grr, deadlines) but ran the laptop off the battery. Our brother-in-law went for extremes and threw the main for his house; I’ve got too much stuff in the freezer for that, though.
They are looking for 1 billion folks to pledge to turn the lights out for an hour. Will you? It’s another little something to keep the need for climate change action in everyone’s awareness. And just think of all the “slow” things you could do if you turned off all the electronics: read, play a family game, actually have an uninterrupted conversation, go outside and look at the stars.
Oh, and if anyone finds any satellite photos of Earth Hour to compare with the “normal” night shots of Earth, let me know.