Saturday, March 29, 2008

Unplugged: Earth Hour 08

My hectic sked made me almost forget that today, the 29th, marks the first-ever Earth Hour celebration. Thanks to my kumare, Chantal, for reminding me via text in the nick of time. (bai Ferdz texted me as well but I got it the next day since I also shut off my mobile phone at 8pm). Wasn't able to blog earlier or text my circle of friends about it but I did my share from 8.01 to 9.05pm. Even the ref that's eternally plugged got a respite for an hour. Ditto the TV, the Mac, even the iPod got a break. 

Curious that a lot of my neighbors did not participate but nevermind, I was still set to honor my commitment. It may not seem like a big deal but it's a small gesture that's a step in the right direction. Unplug for our earth.F or our generation.A nd for the next one. (Earth Hour image culled from the wwf website)

11 comments:

arlene said...

I was at MOA and I appreciate that they turned off about 50% of the lights inside the mall and at the San Miguel Bay, the big fountain was turned off. Only a few lights were left open. They also turned off the big MOA logo.

Sidney said...

Shame on me... I forgot about the event!
next time na lang! ;-)

Leah said...

Kudos to you for participating.

1 person at a time makes a difference.

lagal[og] said...

i agree leah. maybe, just maybe, we can make a big difference, one person, one home at a time :-D

the donG said...

astig ang mga pinoy na nagparticipate. we really took part in this year's Earth Hour. I also leared that malls reduced 50% of their light usage.

Lawstude said...

i was in sm baguio and they turned-off most of their light also. it's nice to know that even the source of major pollution has done their share in this worthy cause.

lagal[og] said...

dong, i salute everyone who participated. maliit na bagay pero we can make a difference even in the smallest of deeds.

oman, i agree with you. while the naysayers are saying it's useless, at least this is a start, and a chance to initiate changes in the way we live. btw, sarap sa baguio kasi kahit walang aircon, malamig pa rin, hahaha.

Travis said...

Everyone can make a difference. Nice post. Great photo.

lagal[og] said...

thanks travis. we leave the naysayers alone and still do our little bit, one person, one home at a time :-)

acey said...

i kinda missed it, too. (i will make up for it!) shame on me...

you still take beautiful pictures, oggie. haven't been here in a while. =D

god bless!

lagal[og] said...

hi acey! glad to hear again from you.

no problem missing it because imho, we all can practice earth hour every week (or everyday) :-)

thanks. dalaw dalaw ka uli!

God bless you too!

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