Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

I have no pictures to show you (it would have been difficult to get good ones in the dark), but we had a great time participating in Earth hour today.  
At 8:30, Julia and I turned out all the lights, lit some candles and called the family together for some piano, charades, and Apples to Apples.  We tried to keep all of the lights off for the entire hour, but when Grant announced that he was going to have to pee in the dark, we made an exception and turned on the bathroom light! 
I don't suppose that the amount of electricity that we saved by turning off our few CFL's made much of a difference in the world, but it's kind of like raindrops in a bucket... they add up.  Maybe our electric bill will be a few cents less, but even better than that was the fun family time we had together. We had so much fun, that the hour turned into an hour and a half, and Julia said that  we should have "earth hour" more often!


Grammie/Mom said...

How did you hear about this? I hadn't heard anything. It would have been cool to do.

Colleen said...

I heard about it online and on the news.

Leslie said...

yeah i am glad that you got to do that...i wanted to but we were not home last night. hard to tell strangers to turn off the lights, movies, music for earth hour at a party. i am disappointed that i missed it.