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.
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: