Earth Hour 2010 is this weekend which means lights out on Saturday night from 8:30-9:30pm for hundreds of millions across the globe.
It started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million people turned out their lights to take a stand against climate change. Last year more than 4000 cities in 88 countries took part. Landmarks like Rome's Colosseum, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and Toronto's CN Tower went dark as a symbol of hope for sustainability.
What will you be doing for Earth Hour? Cozying up for a romantic dinner? Having friends around? We plan to take the kids for a short walk in the dark then settle in for some storytelling by candlelight.
Here's a thought. Why not make Earth Hour every hour? There's so many ways to lessen our impact on the environment - and they're small, easy steps. How about hanging your clothes to dry once in a while rather than throwing them in the dryer every time? Or aim to get everyone ready a little earlier so you have time to walk the kids to school (we've found, they actually prefer it to driving!).
People everywhere are taking little steps and making a difference - let's keep it up!
What will you be doing during Earth Hour? Please leave a comment below and let us know. We'd love to hear from you! For more ideas about living life a little greener, visit Lavish & Lime.