Earth Hour – More than just switching off the lights?

I’m ashamed to say I’ve never taken part in Earth hour before. I’ve heard about it of course and I see that people on various social networking sites wax lyrical about turning everything off for an hour to help save the planet but I’ve never done it.

I assume that’s true for most people. There is something quite nice about switching the tv off of an evening and doing other activities like going for a long walk or reading a book. But its those other things that take up electricity like computers, fridges, freezers, hair dryers, straigtheners etc that need attention also.

Apparently, David Cameron has backed this years hour-long blackout stating “Sharing responsibility holds the key to fighting climate change.”
“That’s what Earth Hour is all about – millions of people all over the world coming together to switch off their lights, tackle climate change and protect our natural world.

“It is a huge symbol of global solidarity, an inspiring display of international commitment.”
People, commercial enterprises and well-known landmarks in 130 countries are expected to switch off lights for an hour from 8.30pm this coming Saturday.

I vowed at the beginning of the year to become more eco. I’ve made small changes like unplugging phone chargers when they aren’t being used, using an eco mug rather than having paper cups, recycling EVERYTHING and shutting things off from the source so an hour out of my life isn’t going to do any harm.

Are you in?