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Just recently Australia, not sure about the rest of the world, celebrated Earth Hour, when for one hour, lots of businesses and people turned off their lights. More can be found on the net. We as a family did just that; turned off the lights, turned off the puters, xbox's, tv's, etc., and we lit lots of candles and had to rely on each other for entertainment.
This weekend, Sydney, the biggest city in Australia, is holding Earth Hour. The idea is that for one hour from 7:30pm they are asking everyone, businesses, restaurants, home owners, to switch off lights and power appliances for just one hour (except of course those needed for safety reasons). The lights will go out on the famed Sydney Harbor Bridge, and the Opera House.
This time it's only Sydney, but next year, it's hoped it will be other cities in Australia, and then a global venture.
Perhaps we could all start lobbying our local councils, towns, etc, to do this for just one hour too. We're all in this environmental crisis together.
By Ellie from Melbourne, Australia