Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning

I have said before I am not a fan of daylight savings time.  I feel like I am behind the eight-ball all day, so the day is, by my standard already half-over, and I am not where I prefer to be at this time that the computer tells me it is, while the light outside says no, you still have time.

An hour is a great deal of time.  I read that it is a difficult adjustment for the cows with their milking schedule so the farmers split it down the middle and divide the hour in half until the cows get used to the change.  Perhaps I could better adjust to the change if it were a minute a day, sort of like the change in the time the sun rises.   Then, we could more closely follow the rise of the sun.  It is something which I am a curmudgeon about.  I am very aware of the light.

Speaking of light, check out this site.   http://www.earthhour.org/

It seems worth turning off our lights for an hour or more on March 29th.

Here is an excerpt from the site. 

Earth Hour 2008

Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. As a result, at 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

It started with a question: How can we inspire people to take action on climate change?

The answer: Ask the people of Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour.

On 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney businesses turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for a year.

With Sydney icons like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House turning their lights off, and unique events such as weddings by candlelight, the world took notice. Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities are joining Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.

To support this event visit www.earthhour.org and sign up as an individual or a business and turn off your lights on the 29th of March. (text taken from the earthhour.org website)



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