Earth Hour 2014

I haven’t done a ‘Why don’t you…’ column in a while but when the rep for Earth Hour got in touch to spread the word I thought it would be the perfect reason to do so.

If you’re not aware, Earth Hour is an annual event to encourage us all to switch off our power for just one hour to combat climate change. This year the focus is on saving the Great Barrier Reef. My parents took us when I was 13 and I want to be able to do the same for my kids in future but it won’t be around if action isn’t taken now.

The Man and I have already been going very low-tech recently, with renovations simultaneously rendering our lounge and kitchen  almost unusable. So we enjoyed a candlelit picnic on the floor (and may or may not have polished off a bottle of red on a Monday night).

It felt like such a relaxing treat we’ll be doing it again for Earth Hour this Saturday at 8.30pm.



3 Responses

  • I’m in! I’m craving a true “shut off” and I love the idea of lighting some candles and just totally tuning out the wired, powered world.

    Thanks for the nudge!

    • It was so lovely, we cooked on the barbecue and had a relaxing candlelit dinner outside that lasted for well over the hour. Hope you managed to have some tech-free time over the weekend too!

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    After I replaced it with an alternative the same product, I quickly discovered that they can’t create
    things like they used to! Thus I purchased a KA, like everyone else.
    This has been not too long ago now and I still don’t like that
    Kitchen Aid! I don’t love that you cannot put ingredients quickly while mixing up with out placing the training collar and chute to the bowl,
    you should not scrape the bowl while the beater is working, it’s very messy
    (some thing generally seems to fly out the bowl, regardless of how careful I am),
    I can’t seem to obtain it set right so that the ingredients at the base of the bowl
    get incorporated into the batter, and it really is just too big
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