Earth Hour 2009 at Home

They said it was lights out only for Earth Hour. But here at home, we shut off major appliances as well, including our computers/modem. For an hour, the house was pitch dark save for lights around the house perimeter for safety. Only candles served as our source of light while having dinner.

Yes, we had a candlelit dinner for once. And the kids had a chance to chat and tell stories without the distractions of TV, the internet or their gaming devices.

A candlelight dinner during Earth Hour

Tomorrow we will see what level of participation the Philippines had in this one hour. From social networking sites, it appears that many participated but still there is room for a lot of improvement in coming years. What is important is that we take the first step individually, as a community, and as a nation to take care of the one home we have — Earth.

Where were you during Earth Hour? And what did you do? Do share…

Below I will post links to blogs of friends who participated in Earth Hour:

Noemi: Earth Hour 2009 at Adarna Food & Culture, Authentic Filipino Cuisine

Faith: Earth Hour Philippines 2009: Photo Set at Cubao X

Rachel: Fun Earth Hour 2009

Julie: Earth Hour in our Home

Mauie: We Voted for Earth

Azrael: Earth Hour Philippines (some coverage)

Salen: WS: Earth Hour Candle

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rach (Heart of Rachel)
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 01:46:57

    Glad you had a wonderful bonding time with the family.

    We had chocolate fondue in the dark. :)

    Here’s my post about it:
    http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/03/fun-earth-hour-2009.html

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  3. Julie
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 14:03:54

    Yeah,we turned off electrical appliances too and just had one light turned on at the street side of the house. Sadly,it was just us and a neighbor (whose kids shouted “i-off ang ilaw, earth hour na” when we started turning off our lights) who participated on our street.

    I hope this is going to be a regular thing, not just a yearly event :)

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  4. Abigail Edge
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 19:24:09

    Your dinner party looks delicious :)

    I also turned out all of my electrical appliances – although as I’m currently living in student halls and candles are prohibited (!) I did keep my laptop on for a bit… some unlucky people have deadlines next week!

    Read about Earth Hour and leave a comment here:
    http://tinyurl.com/cqtp5dabout

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  5. sassy mom
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 09:52:01

    I also asked the kids to turn off the TV, we just opened it about 20 minutes to go see what’s happening at Mall of Asia. It was indeed heartwarming to see a lot of people being made aware, I hope not only on Earth Hour but everyday.

    http://momsaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/2009/03/ws-earth-hour-candle.html

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