Earth Hour is with us again this Saturday night, so you’ll want to start planning.There's a lot more at the link, but I especially liked this:
For your normal Earth Hour types, this is a simple procedure. Just turn all your lights off at 8.30pm and sit there thinking that you’re Jesus. But for those of us in the Hour of Power movement, a proper celebration requires substantial commitment.
Just follow my essential power party guide and you’ll be set.
First, it’s symbolically vital that you turn on every single light for the appointed hour. Sounds easy enough, but there is always a sneaky bulb out on the back porch or in the garage. Be vigilant. Don’t let even the smallest or least visible globe escape illumination.
The fun doesn’t end when the holy hour is over. Tell everyone to bring laptops so you can follow Earth Hour’s unintentional hilarity around the planet. Something always goes perfectly wrong.I've decided that besides turning on all the lights, I also plan to exhale as much CO2 as I can to ensure my tropical plants have plenty to eat.
My favourite Earth Hour moment came in 2010, when a Canadian environment minister hosted a candlelit eco-dinner with his wife. The smugness was interrupted when their cat caught on fire. Holding true to the Earth Hour message, they refused to air the place out with an electric fan. Open windows were the only means of dispersing Earth Hour’s stench of singed cat.
When you’re scoping out foreign Earth Hour reports, don’t forget to click on the reader comments at the end of every hand-wringing article begging readers to kill the lights. These comments invariably provide delightful counterpoint to the overall Earth Hour message.
“I promise to turn every light in the house on as well as fill a small metal container with gasoline, light it on fire and watch it burn in my front yard,” read one message in a Syracuse online paper in 2009. That, my friends, is the true Hour of Power spirit.