But is it about turning off lights — LEDs, CFLs or otherwise? Or, conserving all types of energy used in your home?
What does Earth Hour mean to you?
I often tell you what to "do", but this year I share what "not to do":
- Don't turn on holiday lights.
- Don't watch Hockey Night in Canada. (This may depend on your team's current record. I try to cheer for the Oilers, so my TV will be OFF.)
- Don't throw CFLs in the garbage (like 50 per cent of Canadian households)!
- Don't be afraid of rechargeable batteries.
- Don't attempt to finish that sewing, crocheting, knitting and/or cross-stitch project from five years ago!
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I plan to win (I mean play) a friendly game of Settlers of Catan (a board game) by candlelight with some friends I have volunteered to "green". Although IF I had a babysitter, a nighttime snowshoe on the North Shore mountain sounds lovely! There's always next year...
What will you NOT do Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.?
Still need a "to do" list? Here are ideas from my local energy provider!
P.S. Live in the Lower Mainland of B.C.? Recycle light bulbs and electronics at The REaDY Summit in Richmond April 26 (and see David Suzuki speak for free!).
Lindsay Coulter, a fellow Queen of Green