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Weekend Well-Being: Use Earth Hour to Chill Out

The World Wildlife Fund is concerned about climate change, and to make a statement about human energy consumption they have created Earth Hour. To join them in their statement they ask that you turn off your lights for an hour Saturday, March 29. They invite "everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time) – whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town."

Why not go one step further and turn off all electronics and just chill out for an hour. No TV. No computer. No cell phone. Just some candles and some conversation. See what it's like to just unplug for an entire hour. After 60 minutes of chilling out you might not need a disco nap before you head out for your wild Saturday night.

Are you planning on participating? Tell me in the comment section below.


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rpenner rpenner 9 years
we were out of the house (at a hockey game) at that time but we made sure to turn everything (all the electronics) off before heading out.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I unplugged everything at 8.
MSL83 MSL83 9 years
What a great idea! I'm starting early as I just unplugged everything in my room except my cell phone and laptop, of course. I will unplug them at 8 pm!
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 9 years
I'm leaving my computer on during this hour, as I have homework to do, but the lights are off! I might try to do TWO hours if I can, to make up for my one roommate not participating. It really is kind of nice to work by candlelight.
calliope calliope 9 years
I'm not feeling too good anyway so I'm going to use that hour to take a nap.
frimpled frimpled 9 years
I so wish we could do this at work! I'm going to bug my boss to let us shut down the restaurant for an hour... :)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
We just did that for an hour. We used the TV-free/computer-free time to have some pretty great sex, lol! Much more entertaining than TV :)
SassyK SassyK 9 years
It's my mother's birthday party tonight and we're going to shut off all the lights and just hang out.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Yeah, I didn't realize tv & computer were "allowed" to begin with. I am planning on reading a book by candlelight.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 9 years
I just watched a video on CNN of Australia's Earth Hour. It would be interesting to see a satellite view of the U.S during this hour. I'm turning everything off too. Good way to sock it to the power companies too.... hehehehe
Pistil Pistil 9 years
I thought Earth Hour included turning off all electricity anyway, so I was planning on tearing myself away from the computer/TV for one hour.
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