Thursday, March 06, 2008

Lights Out!

Dear Friends and Neighbours;

I write to invite and encourage all of you to join in an exciting initiative happening at the end of this month.

In late February I was at a gathering of churches throughout Northwestern Ontario. At that meeting we heard about an initiative called "Earth Hour". The focus of Earth Hour is for people to turn off all their lights for one hour at 8:00 pm (local time) on Saturday March 29.

Why? What would this solve? Well this is a global movement. Imagine if even half the people of the world turned off their lights for an extra hour. The total energy savings would add up quickly. But it is also a way of making a statement. In order for real change to happen in the world we, the people, must be willing to play a part. By committing to turn lights off for an hour (and remember that the TV is a light source) we say that we are ready to give serious consideration to how we can be part of the eco-solution.

I encourage everyone to take part in Earth Hour this year. This idea began in Sydney Australia last year and has already spread around the globe. Will you help it grow? What are you willing to do to play a part in defeating climate change?

For more information about Earth Hour you can go to


  1. Note to self: Put this in bulletin announcement next week and Easter.

    Thanks for the reminder.