Hello, everybody, I hope you all have a great weekend!
Tonight we joined the world again on the Earth Hour. At 8:30pm we turned off the computers, all the house lights, and spent one hour by candle light, having a relaxing time chatting with my mother and my brother (actually trying not to disturb him, since he was having a major migraine, but Lucas wanted to check on him). Some people may say that this simple act will not protect the Earth. I'll quote my Canadian friend Gabrielle, who said exactly what I think about it:
"How can turning our lights off for one hour save the Earth? It can't.... It's symbolism. By participating in Earth Hour, you're saying that you're at least interested in helping save the planet. If after that one hour, you are more conscious of turning off lights and TVs when you're not using them, of being smart and choosing energy saving equipment; and reducing, reusing and recycling whenever you can, then earth hour is successful."
Every year, when we participate in this beautiful event, I'm helping my little witch to understand and be conscious on how important it is - and will increasingly be - to use resources in a wiser way, so it becomes natural for him as he grows up into a responsible adult. His generation is the one that can make a difference in the future, and this it's another way of treating Mother Earth well and showing Her the respect she deserves.
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