085/2011 earth hour

085/2011 earth hour, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

For the third year, we celebrated the global Earth Hour, by switching off all the lights in the house for an hour. This time we went one step further, and also switched off all other electrical appliances, except for the essential freezer and fridge.

One hour in candlelight is not a lot to think about our earth. Even the shape of the poor old candle we chose somehow reminded me of the hole in the ozone layer, and the ailing earth floating alone in dark space. Sadly, I didn’t see many other dark homes in our neighbourhood…

1 Response to “085/2011 earth hour”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    March 30, 2011 at 18:26

    Sadly in my neigbourhood the lights were also on. My house was dark, but I did not unplug every electrical appliance – clocks went on ticking. And some of the lights that never go off on electronics did remain lit, but at least we tried. The environment seems to be low down on politicians’ agendas. What kind of world are we leaving our children

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