often a Current Events issue gives me
pause to reflect on
something in our own lives.
On March 29,
at 8:00 pm, some businesses and homes across the world
switched off their lights for one hour, to make a
statement about global warming.
largely symbolic," said Monica Echeverria, a spokeswoman
for the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), according to
the Los Angeles Times.
Hour project aimed to make people more aware of global
warming and make them feel like they are working
together as a team to save the health of our planet. The
WWF hoped that the participants were inspired to change
the light bulbs in their homes with compact
fluorescents, which are much more economical and
feels that the global warming issue is one of the most
difficult challenges we face, and it can only be solved
if a large number of people work together.
Hour started in Australia, over 2.2 million Sydney
residents and over 2,100 businesses turned their lights
off for one hour, resulting in 10.2 percent energy
reduction across the city.
as some studies today suggest, that the whole global
warming issue is a hoax.
whether you believe in global warming or not, I
think we could learn a few things from Earth Hour.
ONE: If we
want change we can all work together. If we work
together to reach a common goal we will be successful.
shouldn't waste. We should not waste energy, food or
Nothing is expendable.
has a purpose.
Perhaps the most important lesson of Earth Day is on a
What if we
each took one hour to try to change to something
important in our personal lives?
we spent one more hour with our spouse? Would we see a
If we gave
one more hour to our children? Would it make a
worked with one hour of darkness; perhaps we
would do better to try
shed some more light in our lives.