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madameshawshank



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Location: Penrith (where jacarandas remind me of change), New South Wales, Australia

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Earth Hour Reply with quote

do you know of the Earth Hour concept? it began last year in Sydney..the idea of turning off lights for an hour...

http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/2008/03/29/1206207496049.html

our house was in darkness....

have you seen photos from space...of Earth...with the massive glow of lights of the big cities at night...(those other moments of non-Earth Hours Wink )
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my city of Ottawa is going hog wild with earth hour! Just to be nice I'm going to unplug the window display lights when I leave work today, but I draw the line at turning out my house lights---since no one can see the place anyway!
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'hog wild'...now that's descriptive David!
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msue



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We turned off our house lights for the hour. During that time we had dinner and played a little Scrabble by candlelight. It was fun!

There didn't appear to be wide participation here, but maybe it will catch on more next year.
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

msue, all things are seeds to begin with...Scrabble by candlelight..oh I'm there in a nanosecond!
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msue



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madame, you are welcome to play Scrabble at our house anytime! But be warned...I have no shame in running a victory lap around the table, carrying a candle above my head!!

For some reason my spousal unit did not see the humor.



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emilyj



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a nice concept I think. I was going to do Earth hour but then we had a power blackout from 9am that morning and the lights finally came back on just in time for Earth hour Smile
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will this result in a mini baby boom, come December?
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