Friday, March 13, 2009

Get ready ... only two weeks left!


Are you ready for Earth Hour 2009? As you know, this blog is all about easy ways to reduce our footprint on the earth ... and Earth Hour is one of the easiest, and fun, ways to do that.

On March 28th at 8:30 pm, for one hour, simply turn off your lights.

Simple, right?

Now here's the fun part ... turn Earth Hour into an environmental "holiday". We celebrate all kinds of things throughout the year ... why not a celebration for the earth. Make it fun ... something that you and your family will enjoy ... and will look forward to each year. Here are a few ideas:

  • Pull out those board games which are collecting dust in the closet and play by flashlight ... your kids will love it.

  • Have a romantic, candlelit dinner.

  • Grab some blankets and lounge chairs, head outside, and watch the stars.

  • Prepare some fun foods ahead of time and have a picnic in the living room ... by candle light.

  • Tell ghost stories.

  • Do you live in a warm climate? Perhaps close to the beach? Take a moonlight stroll.
  • How about a bubble bath in a candlelit room with soft music from a battery operated CD player.

  • Have a scavenger hunt.

So now it's your turn ... what ideas do you have for celebrating Earth Hour 2009? How creative can you get?

And here are two more things you can do:
  1. Click over to the Earth Hour site and sign up. You'll be added to their "count" and they'll send you updates on the Earth Hour effort.
  2. Tell everyone you know and encourage them to participate.
Join me in celebrating Earth Hour 2009.

VOTE EARTH Become part of a global effort!

As always ... I'd love to hear from you!