Living here in the birthplace of earth hour, I felt compelled to participate in this year’s event, if only in a small way. We couldn’t join others in the city for celebrations because on Earth Day, Saturday, March 29th, we were happy to have Chris and Juli over for a small dinner party in our home. We began with appetizers outside as we prepared the balance of the meal. With only 2 minutes to spare before the official start of earth hour, the food was placed on the table, the lights were turned off, and a number of candles were ceremoniously lit before we settled in to enjoy our “powerless” meal.
While our participation made no huge difference in affecting climate change, it did create a raised awareness and a subtle difference in our own practices. Chris and I have agreed to dine by candle light more often. Now, can anyone recommend a good candle shop?
Here’s a glimpse of the Sydney Harbour both with lights ablazing and without….
I’d love to hear your earth hour stories…why not send a comment?