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Earth Hour! Turn off your lights Sat March 27th 8:30PM

Postby Morris Kafka » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:08 pm

An evening – or even just an hour – without the lights…whatever is
one to do?

Millions of people in more than 80 countries will be turning off their
lights for an hour on Saturday, March 27 at 8:30pm (local time), as the
world joins Earth Hour’s global call for action on climate change.
Even the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, the Great Pyramids of
Giza and Chicago’s iconic skyline are planning to go dark.

This is your opportunity to get creative, conserve electricity, stem
global warming and make a statement of your own. Here are seven great
ways to spend an hour – or more – in the dark.

For starters, grab a few candles (preferably soy) and:

Get amorous – Spend some quality time with your significant other and
enjoy giving each other massages, try something tantric or making love
by candlelight. The added benefit (as if you needed one?), it’s good
for you!

Enjoy dinner by candlelight – Prepare the food beforehand, or go with
simple, no-cook finger foods. For a special touch, add flowers to the
table and serve chocolates for dessert. Yum!

Take a bubble bath – Who doesn’t love a long, luxurious soak in a
bath…and what better time to take advantage of some quiet time with
candles? Admit it, just thinking about it makes you feel good!

Meditate – An hour of darkness is a great opportunity to tune out the
rest of the world and go within. Find a comfortable space in your home
and spend some time in meditation - it’s good for you and good for the
planet. (Just be careful if you still have candles burning!)

An hour with the lights out also means that it’s a great time to get
outside and:

Gaze at the stars – Whether in the city or the country, take a walk
outside and see how many constellations you can spot. Maybe you’ll
even catch a shooting star!

Take a moonlit walk – With the full moon quickly approaching on March
30th, it’s a great opportunity to get outside in the night air and
take the dog for a walk, or even just take yourself for a moonlit

Prefer a group activity? Gather some friends together and have an Earth
Hour party - inside or outside. Create your own Earth Hour cocktails,
have some fun with cheese or chocolate fondue (only tea light candles
required), break out the board games or musical instruments, or even
attempt charades by candlelight. The more creative you get, the better
the party! And, you might even want to try it again next Saturday night
- any excuse for a party, right?

Too many options for one hour? Consider extending it to two or three!
Now that we’ve shared our ideas, we’d love to know, how did you
spend Earth Hour? And will you’ll be making this a regular habit -
perhaps even an hour a week?
Morris Kafka
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