Earth Hour - Come on, it's only an HOUR people.

It's likely that most of my (three) readers have heard of this already, but even if it's just a symbolic act, shut your television and your lights off for an hour on Saturday night. Hey, nothing's on at 8pm anyway, right? And maybe, just maybe, you can find something better to do in the dark for an hour? (Maybe I'm hallucinating?)

The main thing is that you tell people about it. Let people know that you're willing to take the baby steps to showing that you care, even a little, about the environment.

And if you feel like associating yourself with me, click here and sign up. So far I have no friends there. Hey, you could be the first! (Or the next!)


Edit: Okay, I jumped the gun a little on the television. Feel free to watch TV in the dark on Saturday night. Also, make sure you turn your computer and monitor off when you leave work for the long weekend (although I can't imagine anyone wouldn't already be doing this, right?)

Posted bythemikestand at 8:49 PM  

4 stepped up to the mike:

richgold said... 10:12 PM, March 18, 2008  

I think we're doing the hour here. I think. The thing is, what other light source are we going to use during that time ...

Jamie Ford said... 2:05 AM, March 21, 2008  

That's a pretty good idea. Actually chill out, spend time with the family, play card, appreciate your Amish neighbors...

richgold said... 11:23 AM, March 23, 2008  

Considering that we were at an Arrogant Worms concert for the evening, and we took public transit there, I think we did our part. How'd it go at your end of the country?

themikestand said... 8:22 PM, March 25, 2008  

Here's the part where I sort of confess that we had hockey tickets that night, so while I didn't fully do my duty in keeping the lights off in the house, I did tell the babysitter what I had planned. We did carpool, though. Do I get any points for that?

And hello to Jamie Ford. Haven't seen you in a while, stranger!

richgold: I feel like I'm slowly stalking you -- now that I know your general location :D

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