Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth Hour

In the past one week I've received emails daily from folks I know re Earth Hour - 28 March.

It's a great idea to switch off electricity for an hour . In many, urban areas participating in an event like this may enable many to experience the time and space to just be (as opposed to always 'doing' something ). It will hopefully sensitize many of the participants view resources with appreciation and gratitude instead of taking them for granted .

The risk with an event like this is that many may view participation as having done their annual bit towards the environment . Allowing for a guilt-free , life as usual existence for the balance 364 days and 23 hours.

Let's also be mindful that there are still millions across the planet whose daily life is like Earth Hour i.e sans electricity .

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