Saturday, March 29, 2008
Earth Hour 2008
I hope you are all ready and going to do your bit. If you have been living under a rock, cities around are participating by turning off all lights etc. for one hour at 8p.m. tonight.
Well I am ready, I have the playing cards, candles and wine at the ready. I do try to be green in everyday life, wash laundry in cold water, don't use my dryer if at all possible, changed all my light bulbs, and, when there is no snow on the ground, I compost. I am even trying to be more conscious (?) of where my groceries are coming from, which is hard when you love bananas and live in Canada!
I saw an article on TV where a couple had been doing the "one hundred mile diet" whereby they did not eat anything that was not produced or grown within 100 miles of where they lived. That would mean no coffee, no tea, no olive oil ....the list, as you can imagine is endless. Unfortunately I am not quite that committed but when in the store I will select the apples (or whatever) that were grown in Ontario rather than USA, trying to vote with my choices in a way. I'm sure Fortinos are paying attention, right !?
I am always shocked at other people's carelessness, or is it bloodymindedness! Our neighbours are absolutely dreadful about having air conditioning on day and night all summer, even when they are gone for the weekend, every weekend at the cottage!! Last year they were gone for two weeks and the a/c was on the entire time. That's my rant for the day!!