Earth Hour 2011

So, yesterday we all experienced Earth Hour 2011.

As you know by now (see my previous blog posts from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) I am a big fan of WWF’s manifestation and support for the fight against climate change. I recommend you to see all nice pictures on WWF’s webpage documenting how people all around the world participated.

I was first outside our office in Silverdal in Sollentuna watching the lights go off.

Our office with lights on...

Our office with lights on...

To be honest I am always somewhat disappointed – it does not get as dark as I would like to see it. For good reasons though, there are a lot of emergency and security lights that remain switched on.

Lights switched off...

Lights switched off...

In a close up it is even more obvious that there are quite a few security/emergency lights in an office of this kind.

The entrance area with lights on...

The entrance area with lights on...

As you see, several lights remain switched on, but nevertheless – the message is clear: We support the manifestation!

Entrance area during Earth Hour...

Entrance area during Earth Hour...

I then went home to enjoy some cosy Earth Hour experiences with candels, some wine and my violin.

Candels, wine and a fiddle

Candels, wine and a fiddle

It was just so nice. I should arrange my own little Earth Hour more often! It was a cosy feeling sitting there playing my violin in the light from candels, sipping on ecological red wine. And the discussions regarding global warming I had earlier on during the day with my son filled me with great hope. He and his friend celebrated Earth Hour together with discussions in the light of candels. There is hope for change!

Candels give that cosy feeling

Candels give that cosy feeling

2 comments on “Earth Hour 2011

  1. Ingrid Eckerman skriver:

    I also took part in Earth Hour, with candles. But there is a problem with candles, as with all energy. According to Wikipedia, they might be produced by fossile oil, or by fat from animals, or fat from plants (e.g. palmoil). And they are not marked, so you don’t know what you buy.

  2. Bengt Mattson skriver:

    Du har såklart helt rätt Ingrid. Om man skulle räkna fullt ut på ”miljöeffekten” av Earth Hour som sådan tror jag inte vinsten är så stor – om någon över huvudtaget när vi släcker lampor som många av oss driver med grön el och istället tänder ljus som kanske är producerade från fossila råvaror…

    Men som jag har sagt ofta: Poängen med Earth Hour är att det skapar debatt, medvetenhet och engagemang. Det sänder också en tydlig signal till politiker att ”folket vill se åtgärder”!

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