i stuck an earth hour poster at my gate yesterday. the neighbors looked.

Earth Hour - Proudly Committedso here’s the deal: stay at home this earth hour.

si, si, i know that there will be loads of events and parties going on in the name of earth hour. all the malls hosting concerts and countdowns and really, what can be more interesting than watching major landmarks in the country… turn their lights off? wow, let’s have a party just for that. bring your friends, we’ll have music and games and loads of prizes to be won!

what a load of garbage.

above everything else, earth hour is not a celebration. it is a show of solidarity for concern on the issue of climate change. and just in case you have been living underneath a bucket all your life, climate change is not a reason to party. global warming is not a reason to party. the rising temperatures of the world’s oceans is not a reason to party. the depletion of the world’s natural resources is not a reason to party.

and no matter how hard you scream green at these parties, it means absolutamente nada if you do not change the way you live your life to be more energy and water prudent. you would have had a great time, no doubt, but global warming would still happen as fast as ever and you would still be complaining why the weather is so hot and why the rain is so sudden and why is everyone getting fever and sick because you still have not realised the meaning of climate change, and that the cars that you and your friends drove to that earth hour party has something to do with it.

stay at home this earth hour. turn your lights off. light some candles. play your acoustic guitar. sing some songs. vote earth.

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