TerraBluTeams Practice #13

5,251 cities, 135 countries, and nearly 1.8 billion world citizens came together in 2011 to participate in Earth Hour and demonstrate their collective concern for the issues facing our planet.

The WHY:

Use Earth Hour to contemplate the impacts that energy use is having on the global climate, local environment, and livelihood of future generations. Also, avoid the use of TVs, laptops, and other electronic devices during Earth Hour – avoiding these distractions can lead to some great conversations with friends and family!

The WHAT:

This week, your challenge is to join them by turning off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 31, at 8:30 PM. If you’re up for a bigger challenge than just one day, turn off the lights (plus other electronic devices) for one hour every night this week.

The HOW:

Note: Lighting petroleum based candles can release just as much GHG emissions as the electricity you would use, so stock up on beeswax candles instead.

 

The Deep Dive:

Learn more about earth hour…http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx

Learn more about the most natural candle waxes here.

Earth Hours History here.

Calculate your PC Carbon Emissions here.

One thought on “TerraBluTeams Practice #13

  1. I think this is good advice for a weekly practice of being “unplugged.”. Spending a few hours or even a day with your cell phone and computer/TV off can lead to some interesting family and creative time. Good advice and a good reason to find the time!

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