Friday, March 27, 2009

great green-ies: each of us & earth hour!

greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute & harm our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the next in this series!

i'm a great fan of the idea that we can each make a difference, in our own lives, to green the world: in our own homes, our own communities, our states & provinces and beyond! tomorrow marks a great way to join with millions around the world to show that we're serious about change for our planet!

the world wildlife federation (WWF) began the global initiative EARTH HOUR in 2007. on Saturday, March 28th, @ 8:30 PM YOUR LOCAL time, be sure to switch off your lights for one hour. the goal this year is to have 1 billion people turning off their lights!
while this symbolic action won’t stop climate change, i think it does show that individual actions are important and can add up to a make a great big difference.

at the rikrak home, we try to have fun lights out whenever we can. because it's good for the world, and because we think it's good for our soul! :) (and we all really like fun candlelight dinners!) ... and i'm so thrilled that this initiative is inspiring folks in more ways than just turning off their lights for an hour. even our Province of Ontario is encouraging all schools to turn off their lights today for an hour, so the kids can participate, too! good work!

so today's great green-ie tip:
turn out your lights for an hour tomorrow night @ 8:30 pm!

are you participating? if yes - let me know... i'm going to feature some participants in a followup post next week!
tell me what fun things you do in your own home to green!
have a great, green weekend, nicies!

(i'll be back sometime on the weekend to announce the winner of my giveaway! you can still enter til 9pm tonight!)

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  1. So does "lights" include the TV? :D This sounds like a great idea, I'm going to do this challenge!

  2. We're certainly in. This will be our 2nd year hosting an earth hour dinner party! It's wonderful in the dark! Have a great weekend, RR!

  3. lights off in my apartment tomorrow night! I hope to see the same for the rest of my neighbourhood too!

  4. I don't think it's as popular here where we live as it is in other major centres. But we're doing to do it again this year!

  5. great post my greenie friend! i will be celebrating earth hour and turning of my lights and all other electronics. i am hoping to finally see some lovely stars. i live in florida and the only time we get to really see them is when the power goes out from huricanes. i love it! ♥

  6. I do !! it wil be in les than 4 hours for us here in Belgium ! I already prepared candels everywhere !!! we have some friends for dinner it will be funny !! I will take pictures and will show on my flickr here smooches

  7. am hoping to go out in the street and see all the lights off everywhere! what to do with an hour in the dark on a Saturday night though...hmmmm


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!