Pros and Cons of Earth Hour

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How valuable are symbolic events like Earth Hour? Are we better off ignoring the media hype and getting on with changing our energy consumption?

Earth Hour News The discussions I followed this weekend indicated that symbolic events have a place, but the optics of spending a piddly hour each year on the subject is unfortunate.

I poked some fun at the possible consequences if people took the “turn out your lights” message too literally. But when 8 p.m. came Saturday night, we were lighting up the candles and spending some quiet time reading in the living room.

Reminders are good, but long-term changes to habits are what it’s all about.

Photo by Brigitte Magnus.

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