Reality Adjustments

Today is Earth Hour: Shut Off Your Lights from 8:30 to 9:30 PM

Mar 30, 2019

Earth Hour is an annual tradition where people shut off their lights.  It takes place this year on March 30, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.  

Timezone by time zone, the Earth will poetically spin through darkness as it has always done.

The goal of Earth Hour is to spread awareness on sustainability and climate change.

The effort started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia.  The WWF encouraged everyone in Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour to support action on climate change.

Since then, millions around the world are taking part.  Landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Sydney Opera House, the Empire State Building, Buckingham Palace, the Colosseum, and Edinburgh Castle have all gone dark for an hour.

Here in the US, it is rumored that Donald Trump will turn off his cell phone for that hour and not Tweet.  And down south, illegal Amazonian loggers will shut off their floodlights for a moment of respite to view all the wilderness they are about to destroy (also rumored).

The time to rise up is now.  We come together to make laws to stop our suicide.  No time to waste.  There's the hope that participating in this small vespertine gesture will spark something, a reminder of old feelings, from early childhood now lost in all of that sparkly noise.

So give the no glow a go go, a chance to renew yourself… in darkness.


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