With an onslaught of worldly disasters (typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear facility breakdowns, political upheavals, hunger, disease), there can’t be a more opportune time to celebrate Earth Hour than these days.
It may not even be a sign from God that disasters abound, maybe it’s just our earth saying, it’s a little tired of being treated badly and it can only pamper us so much.
I’d even think this hour should be lasting and go beyond the 830pm one-hour local time allotment. The latest publicities I’ve been seeing online and offline prove to be superficial – why organize events that would require or exert a lot of spent energy heading to the venue, lights, music, resources to secure the area. Even those flyers being sent out to promote it – really pains me.
When in essence you can merely sit back at home, unplug everything and appreciate earth in its raw form. Then just have a life based on just getting what you need and giving up/sharing what you consider an excess.
There are so many ways we can preserve this huge wonderful planet that we live in, and come to think of it going back to my previous blog post on decency, it will be reduced to that. It sounds negligible on implementation but each effort to not contribute to the garbage, each effort not to waste existing resources would prove great in the long term. I say we keep getting at it.
So going beyond the occasion, I won’t go preachy or self-righteous on saying we do this and that to “Save The Earth”. We’ll just do it. You’ll see.