The only thing necessary for the persistence of evil is for enough good people to do nothing

Earth Hour is Today

Don’t forget to turn off your lights at 8.30pm (your local time wherever you are on the planet)

I wrote this on a Facebook note where someone was claiming that Earth Hour is a con.

I disagree that Earth Hour is a con. It is a statement from millions of people all over the globe that they are concerned enough to take action. It is a global message to our leaders to pull their finger out before it’s too late (if it isn’t already)

Earth Hour is not claiming that it is going to make any difference to climate change and global. That would be ridiculous. It is about taking action, taking some personal responsibility AND putting the environment centre stage so that our inadequate leaders can actually physically see that we think it’s an important issue because they don’t seem to be able to comprehend words.

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2 Comments

  1. Marcy Webb
    March 29, 2009    

    I live in the United States, on the East Coast. I participated in Earth Hour. That one hour really gives one a strong sense of perspective.

  2. March 30, 2009    

    Not a con? Okay, maybe everyone became aware of how much power they waste for one hour but I guarantee that by the time the weekend was over most people forgot all about it. In Greece and Europe generally you are more aware since your costs are astronomical for power. I didn’t turn my lights out, I can’t risk falling but I always only use what I need anyway. Have a lovely week Diva…ciao

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