Monday, March 30, 2009

Earth Hour Recap

Did you remember to shut off your lights from 8:30-9:30 on Saturday? I wanted to send you a reminder but I wasn't near a computer. Matt and I shut off the lights at 8:30 and then bumped around his apartment with too few candles. We both laughed when we would walk into a room, with a candle, switch on the light, scream "BAH!" and then immediately switch the light off again. We both did this a few times but at least the thought was there.

Then we walked (how green are we!?) up to Time Square to see what billboards were shut off. I was impressed. Some of the really big signs were out. And a lot more than last year, which is really the point. We stood in the median that runs right through the center of the area, with lots of other people who had come to see the spectacle. And at 9:30 one by one the signs lit back up. Next year I'm going to suggest they add a loud "CHUNG!" sound link someone flicking a giant switch. Add a little drama, you know? But maybe millions of people worldwide coming together to make a statement is drama enough.

Today's song is Augie March's One Crowded Hour, the Earth Hour theme song. Well done to everyone who participated in standing up for our planet.

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