It was our second night to witness the Earth Hour but it's the first time that we actually took the time to participate in the activity. Last year, I remember that I was doing my groceries in SM Supermarket when they minimized the lights in the grocery and declared that it was the Earth Hour.
This year, I made it a point to involve ourselves in switching our lights off for an hour. AT exactly 8:30 last night, we shut our lights off but left the television and the electric fan in the living room on. I lit a candle and placed it on top of the dining room table. Then, we just gathered in the living room and watched the live telecast of the Earth Hour celebration at the SM Mall of Asia. We joined the rest of the Filipinos (and the world) in celebrating the Earth Hour.
Our neighborhood was not one with us, though. Looking outside, I saw the other houses with all of their lights still on. Were they not informed? Probably, they have their own reasons. I just hoped that somehow they sacrificed switching on a light bulb or two.
This year, I got my family actively involved in this event. Next year, I pledge to encourage my neighborhood in participating in this noble cause.
How about you? How was the Earth Hour spent in your neighborhood? Feel free to see how the others celebrated Earth Hour here: