Earth Hour – geek style

March 28, 2010


You’ve probably been asking yourself, “Did Eco Freak celebrate Earth Hour this weekend?” Well, the answer is ‘yes’. Sorta.

I actually forgot that Saturday was the day, but while StumbleUpon-ing the web, a site came up that reminded me. The gist is – in case you don’t click on the link – is that for one hour [8:30 p.m. (local time) March 27th] you turn off your lights and electrical things. I know that it’s a tiny drop in the bucket, and that my turning off the lights in little old Seward meant absolutely nothing, but when you see the photos of big cities doing it, it makes you think. (I’ve said it before – I’m not so much about climate change, mostly just about being less wasteful.)

Anyway, I turned off all the lights but I made the concession that we could keep the computers on. Mostly because 1) I was in the middle of a movie (and let’s face it, my entertainment is more important than my ethics) and 2) Lloyd was working on his Fantasy Accounting Baseball stuff.

He was gracious not to kill me.

Ironically, people on the webs are debating whether burning all those candles during the hour may have been more wasteful than just using electricity. I don’t know. All I know is – coffee tastes better with sugar and milk.


That’s all I know.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Earth Hour – geek style”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It’s just like Little House on the Prairie. Sort of.

    If I turned the lights off at 8:30pm, I’d be asleep in ten minutes. 🙂


  2. Beth Said on:

    And Mac’n’Cheese should only be made with real butter. Not margarine.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I sit in the dark & watch TV all the time…so whadda ‘ya know? I’m a Gecko Freak…er, Ecko, Eco?!?

    And some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    I was out like a light. Does that count?


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