Ok the title might be attention grabbing but the cause is worth it.
There is a movement up in Sydney called EarthHour and the idea is for 1 hour everyone in Sydney should turn off all of their lights. It is being supported by the World Wildlife Foundation Australia and The Sydney Morning Herald (a Fairfax publication, just like The Age for those down south). Following the dramatic turn down of everything the campaign it then looking to cut Sydney’s greenhouse gas emissions by 5% over the coming 12 months.
Get the neighbours together for a BBQ or head out to your local park for the hour. Take some binoculars and look at the stars. Or just go for a stroll. Talk with your family and friends about the state of our planet and the need to make a change to keep the place we live the way we need it to be.
Do something non-electric as a family – have a picnic or a have a candlelit dinner – but most importantly enjoy!
- Get the neighbours together for a BBQ or head out to your local park for the hour
- A candle-lit dinner for your friends or family
- Dine in the dark – guess the food you’re eating!
- Have a kids “camp-over” – pitch a tent in the yard and tell ghost stories
Want to help spread the word? Become their MySpace friend (am I the only one on the planet without one of these?), post your Earth Hour videos on YouTube, your pics on Flickr and tag them “earthhour2007”, use a banner on your site.
The site has some really good ideas of what people can do everyday to help reduce our impact on the environment.
Right now the organisers are only looking for Sydney to participate but it would not hurt if we all got on board. So spread the word!