Did you take part in Earth Hour? Many energy-mongers all over the world switched it off for an hour this past Saturday. While some say it was a great concerted effort to conserve, others are cynical saying it was pretty much a joke just to make us feel better about ourselves. Totally. We’re gonna say it’s both. Does one day, Earth Day, of planting buds and picking up candy wrappers counter all the harm we do the other 364? No one’s going to ditch electricity any time soon (although with space storms and other celestial threats, some do argue for going off the grid).
Earth hour was an experiment of sorts, to raise awareness and get people excited (which they tweeted about even if their computers probably should’ve been turned off!), and of course we should all do more in our daily lives. We’re going to say it. Earth hour is every hour! Wow, we do feel better. Above, a stunning pic of the Empire State Building just before and after 8:30pm on Saturday night. Most stunning to us was that they even participated. Way to go NYC! (even that neighboring skyscraper took a time out).
Today’s lesson? Do what you can.
Continued reading… Earth Hour is a Joke – Gwen Bell [elephantjournal]
Awesome pics of cities around the globe! -> Earth Hour 2009 Notice NY is not included, still we are proud.
photo credit flickr