A little over 6 months ago my family realized how much we depend on electricity. After Hurricane Ike, we had to spend 2 weeks totally without electricity. One of the many things we all discovered during these two weeks is the joy of reconnecting with our families and our neighbors.
We learned how many things there are to do without electricity. We played Monopoly again, and not on the computer, but on the actual board. We relearned how to play dominoes, sat in candle-lit driveways under the stars eating dinner with our neighbors, (This is now a weekly regular neighborhood night out) and we rediscovered the old fashioned joy of birds singing and friends laughing.
Earth hour is just 60 minutes without lights, but it's a good opportunity to reconnect with your family and friends while doing something great for our planet. Join me in turning off your electricity for just one hour tonight.
ETA: Check out this awesome image of Hong Kong during Earth Hour. (image from FlickR)
Doris is a mom, a teacher and the Project Coordinator here at Leaky! While watching her children grow up she discovered a love for teaching students about her favorite things, reading and writing. (and chocolate, hence the title) You'll find this blog will be her thoughts (and the thoughts of a few guests) on her favorite things!
While this blog is primarily about HP and education, once and a while I might surprise you! If you have a subject you'd like us to talk about, please e-mail me!
If you want to check out what I'm reading, take a gander at my Shelfari Book Shelf. I'm sure you'll see some of those books pop up in my blog.
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