Tonight, at 8:30PM, we turned off all the lights in the house as participation to Earth Hour 2010. For 1 full hour, the house was dark save for a couple of candles, we had our dinner by candle light.
I have heard and read a lot of dissenting opinions about Earth Hour, how it doesn't really do anything and all that. I noted, as we turned off our own lights, some of our neighbors did not, the street lamps we not turned off, and most of the other appliances in our own house was still running as well - refrigerators, air conditions, laptops and whatever else. So why the heck did we still do it?
To me it is simple...
Earth Hour allows us to realize that even if it was just us on our street, our town or city who participated in this event, even if our contribution is so little it seems insignificant, the collective result still becomes staggering - if enough people all over the world are doing the same thing. It provides us an affirmation of our power, in the grander scheme of things, to affect the world.
How did you participate? Here's a couple of photos we took during Earth Hour 2010...
Spot the Differences!
Thanks to Dominic for the photos!
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