Earth Hour is an annual worldwide environmental event that brings attention to the effects of climate change on our globe. Climate change transcends borders, so as good neighbors who live on this planet, it is important we do our part. As a result, this is a scheduled post, because I am off the grid.
The official Earth Hour web site reminds us "it is powerful, yet humbling to think that our actions today will decide what tomorrow will look like for generations to come." Normally we are asked to switch our lights off for an hour at 8.30pm
(20:30) local time on the last Saturday of March. This year the date is
March 19, instead. Although I've participated in this event for three years, I wanted to know more about its history. WWF (formerly World Wildlife Fund) organizes the annual Earth Hour event. It appears WWF is no longer just about saving wildlife, but now champions saving the earth's natural environment and resources, too.
I'm doing my part tonight.
The Earth Hour web site suggests we could celebrate this annual event with friends and family, or through a community effort. Bleubeard plans to join me in the celebration, as I guess you can see at least part of him in the doorway to the kitchen. Squiggles will be hiding in the office or my bedroom, whichever door he can slip through quickest.
I never use my flash, so I had trouble figuring out how to use it. It certainly puts a lot of light in an otherwise dark room.
All non-essential electricity and gas has been turned off tonight,
including my computer and television. Essential electricity means I
won't unplug my refrigerator or my telephone. However, I won't
be cooking, doing laundry, vacuuming, sewing, watching tv, heating my home, or making art, unless it's
by these candles.
Possibly you will join or have joined me when it is or was in your time zone.
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Bleubeard and I welcome you
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
Click on any lesson you might have missed or want to review