When 8:30 p.m. arrived it was "LIGHTS OUT!" Candles and lanterns were lit, appliances were shut down and unplugged, porch lights and garage lights went out, and we gathered around the dining table.
We ate Blackout Cake (appropriate title for this event!) for our second year in a row! This recipe is a keeper. This cake is a to-die-for, put-you-in-a-chocolate coma, good. Try it!
My sister Hannah drew in her sketchbook and the girls played a homemade card game with their Uncle Joshua.
Our power monitor recorded that we started the night at $.38 an hour (down $.04 from the previous year's consumption) and went to a mere $.06 during Earth Hour! Wow!
Earth Hour was a global event that hundreds of millions of people participated in to show their support in a call to action on climate change, protecting our future and of future generations! We were glad to have been a part of this worldwide event!
Did you participate in this Earth Hour 2010? Let us know!
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing
because you can only do a little."
- Sydney Smith