Do You Have One Hour?

I was talking to Cam on Tuesday morning and she asked me if I was going to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday night. I had no idea what she was talking about. It sounded somewhat familiar to me, but I still couldn't place it really. She told me how it was about turning off electricity for just one hour. I was like sure we can do that! She said she was going to write a post about it so I said you know what, I will too.

The whole global warming/global climate change thing is highly debated by people everywhere, but I say what could it hurt to just go for one hour without using most electronic stuff in your home. I will just go ahead and venture a guess that things like the refrigerator need to stay running, but we can go without internet or computers, the TV, the lights, the phones. It's just for an hour. 8:30PM in your timezone on Saturday night.

I've already decided we'd do a Scrabble family tournament by candlelight. Maybe we'll do it every week.

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  1. Thanks for spreading the word!! I've posted about Earth Hour on our blog too. I hope lots of people participate!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  2. What a neat idea. I'm like you about the whole global warming thing. In the end it doesn't hurt to voluntarily conserve. And what a great idea to have a scrabble game by candlelight! Oh and thanks for stopping by my place!

  3. WooHoo...

    Scrabble in the dark!

    I would get all excited and be like, "HA! I got

    And, you would be all, "Cam, that's not a 'b', that's a 'p'.

    And I would start to cry.

    (I googled the longest words in the Oxford dictionary, how nutty am I?)

  4. Hey, thanks for spreading the word...and Cam - you are funny! :)

  5. Hi Shiny Lady! Loving your blog.

    I've linked to your post about Earth Hour today. Thanks for spreading the word.

    You're welcome to come by and see what I wrote, at


  6. I didn't realize it was tonight--I think it's a great idea. Like you said, what can it hurt to go without electricity for an hour?

  7. I guess I kind of participated, because we were driving home from a party during most of that hour! LOL!

  8. For the 2nd year in a row we turned off our lights/tv,etc. and went for a walk in our neighborhood. It was peaceful and lovely.