Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour in New Zealand

We had some friends over to our house for dinner last night, and it was a blast. I quickly realized we needed to buy a few more plates and wine glasses... and to borrow a couple of chairs from our neighbors, but it was well worth it. Everyone is sooo nice: Greg and Hannah from NZ, Mike and Kate from the UK, and Archie, Maggie and baby Cameron from Virginia.

After dinner someone mentioned Earth Hour, the worldwide campaign to shut off your lights as a symbolic gesture to highlight concerns over climate change. I'd read about it in the paper, but hadn't planned to act on it since we were having people over. Before long, we had some candles fired up and our lights out, and we were on the deck looking at the other lights in the city. Not sure if we could tell many other lights were out, but I felt good knowing our friends care enough about the earth to sip their wine in the dark. 

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