Fun with your energizer bunnies
I've been meaning to blog this for a while now so I'll just mention it quickly before I start catching you up on the adventures that Cameron and I had in sunny-tacky Florida last week.
For the second year in a row, the Star is the media sponsor for Earth Hour. The idea is simple: On March 28th at 8:30 p.m., people in participating cities/towns around the world will turn off their lights for (at least) an hour, not just to save energy but to make a statement about the importance of doing so.
People are encouraged to participate however they might like, either by simply turning out the lights and going about their regular Saturday evening plans, or by making it a special event. You can go to our Earth Hour page to sign up and declare your participation. I was originally planning to go out dancing that night to celebrate my birthday earlier in the week, but now I'm rethinking — maybe a dinner by candlelight with good friends is more appropriate given the day.
Earth Hour makes a great energy-conservation talking point to share with the kids. The Ontario Power Authority has a kids' microsite that's all about saving energy. It's has a very cute, kid-friendly interface with features like a quiz to test your "electric personality," games, videos, downloadable Horton Hears A Who activity book, etc.
Check it out and comment here to share your thoughts on celebrating Earth Hour with your kids, or simply stressing the importance of energy conservation in your day-to-day lives.