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This past Saturday was Earth Hour. This is a movement that was started by the World Wildlife Fund by making people aware of their energy consumption by turning your lights off for one hour. Many cities all over the world were involved in this event.

I was eager to participate and let all my friends and family know about it so they could join in as well. I was excited to be a part of something big and really wanted to be a part of something that can incite change. I used to be one of those people who didn’t think that one person could really make a difference, but I have in the last couple of years changed my tune about that. The planet Earth is the only place we have to live on, and we have been systematically destroying it.

I started noticing people saying that something like this is a publicity stunt, just fluff to make people feel better about themselves, and that it is all just a waste of time. Well, it is so much more than that. All these people all over the world taking the time to turn their electricity off does help. It reduces wastefullness, and it reduces the carbon emissions from all these lights and electronics running constantly that we all rely on so much.

It makes people stand up and take notice that there is something larger at stake here than just their own personal gratification, it makes them aware that we as people have hurt the very planet we live on. That is not to say that we need to go back to the dark ages so to speak, but all of humanity has ruined many a habitat, caused various animal extinctions, and has potentially pushed us towards an earlier ice age.

So to those people who just think the eco movement is just a waste. Don’t complain when people don’t do anything worthwhile, and then when they do, don’t complain that it’s wasted effort, just get out there and do something, because if just one person makes some sort of change, it does make a difference whether it’s big or small, it has an impact … whether environmentally or personally, any impact is a good one.

For more information check out EarthHour.org

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