Saturday, March 29, 2008

Teach the World- Earth Hour 2008

The candles are lit, and all my lights are out, but for the glow of my computer screen, which I will turn off in 5 minutes.

My spirit is calm as I stare at the flicker of each candle flame. I think the world could learn a lot from a time-out.

To everyone who is participating, you are making a difference, one person at a time.

Peace go with you.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Turn Off The Lights Portland!!!

Its an event not to miss. Mark your calendars for tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8:00pm-9:00pm. Then, turn off your lights! The 2nd annual "lights out" officially known as Earth Hour, was birthed in 2007 in Sydney, Australia by the World Wildlife Fund to bring attention and focus on global climate change.

I know its been snowing, and a bit cold for spring break (hmm, I'm almost 40 years old, and I don't ever, ever remember snow to the valley floor on the last week of March) but nothing is as beautiful as the glimmer of snow under a moonlit sky, right? So, Portland (and surrounding metro area) TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS.

I am soooo surprised, we as a city have not signed up. Are we that much in the dark? We should be the leader in the great Northwest! Really, are we going to let Atlanta, Chicago, Arizona and San Francisco show us up on leading the United States towards awareness and conservation?

Ok, so here's the deal - - Go sign up. After all, its fun to be in the dark.