This Saturday at 8:30 p.m., there is a worldwide initiative — called Earth Hour — that promotes awareness for global climate change. To reduce the amount of electricity used on earth, the residents, businesses, and governments of 2,712 cities from 83 countries will turn off their lights for one hour.

In San Francisco, many restaurants are participating in the blackout. It also happens to be my sister's birthday, so we are hosting a candlelight party.

I think this is a great way to celebrate an international movement. How about you? Would you go to a restaurant and eat in the dark for one hour?