Monday, March 9, 2009

Earth Hour

This is something I just signed up for. On March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm I am going to turn off my lights for one hour. This is a global event and millions of people have already signed up to shut off their lights to show how committed the people are to stop global warming. So far most of us, in America, have not actually seen the effects of global warming. I know a lot of Republicans who believed in the great "Decider" when he said there is no such thing as global warming. I am grateful today that my eyes are open and that I do read the news, good and bad I read the news and keep up on current events. I no longer turn a blind eye to the fact that we are losing our polar ice caps that have been here for millions of years. Millions of years, and the carbon footprint we all put out is melting them!! I know politics is a touchy subject for some people and I have friends who believe that Barack Obama will bring about the end of civilization as we know it. Well I know enough today to know that one person is not the cause of all our problems. Thinking like that is addict thinking. Blame is not a solution so today I try to focus on Solutions rather than the cause of the problems. So one thing we need to do is realize that everyone of us has the right to live on this planet and everyone of us has an equal responsibility to do what we can to preserve where we live. It is just like cleaning house, you wouldn't let your toilet get spoiled with mold in the rings would you? You do what is necessary for the clean up and how to preserve your home for your childrens health. The earth is everybodys home and we all need to do what we can which includes simple things like recycling, using environmentally friendly cleaners, growing gardens and sharing. learning to grow food and give back instead of always going to the store and taking commercialized process food is such a wonderful way to give back. I know that last sentence makes me sound fruity but I am not talking about drastic changes just start small, switch out light bulbs to the energy efficient ones. Turn off the computer at night and check and make sure you turn off lights when you leave a room, not only does it save money, it saves energy. Here is an easy one, if you only need a couple of things from the store ride a bike instead of driving save some fuel. And if you are interested in Earth Hour just click on the links and sign up, then you will get reminders as to when you will be turning off the lights in your area. If we sign up one billion people to turn off their lights on March 28th for just one hour, that will show the law makers that we do believe this planet is in global warming and we are willing to step up and do what we can to fix it. Just go to Earth and sign up. It is a very cool deal. Todays thought;"Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible."--Dr. Karl Menninger


Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this wonderful.
I will put it on my calendar as well.
Take care, suz

G-Man said...

Sounds like a marvelous Idea!!!

Shadow said...

very, very worthwhile. i'm gonna diarise that date!

Michael said...

Hey thanks for popping over to my humble blog, dont know too much if i deserve a scribbler award but Syd my good friend thought so.
I too am waking up after many many years of drunken slumber, how I dream to escape from the civilised world tottally.
Hey Ill turn off my lights too on that date but here in the amazon im not using any electric from the grid, just a genny but Ill do my bit

Syd said...

Great idea. I will do the same.