Today is Earth Hour day, The day we turn off our lights for one hour. I feel it is no so much the symbolic turning off of the lights, as members of the human race recognizing that we can make a difference by doing something small. Some of us will make great changes to this plant and its people in our life times, some will not have such a huge impact, but we all make a difference.
Everyday our interactions with people make a difference to someones life, it may be smile to a stranger, a kind and thoughtful word written on blog, it can be a teacher teaching a child to read, and giving them access to the world beyond where they live, a doctor or nurse easing someones pain, someone finding a solution to a problem for someone else and making their life more bearable, an act of kindness to a stranger or loved one, becoming involved in something, supporting someone, a kind word, letting someone know how much they are loved...the list is endless.
Our interactions with the planet are the same, we can make a difference, however small, so that one light that goes off at 8.30 will make a difference, each one will make a difference, and by being mindful of how we use our limited resources we will continue to make a difference beyond 9.30 today, so please support Earth Hour, it may sound gimicky, it may appear to be a big PR exercise, but for one hour, the world will be pulling together in the right direction.