Last Saturday, March 28, the world turned off the lights in recognition of the environment and global climate change. Somehow I couldnâ€™t convince my roommate that it mattered and so he spent earth hour in the glow of his room amidst a dark house on a dark street. I wondered if he would regret missing the opportunity laterâ€”as I did last year. I like to think the Earth Hour is as much about missed opportunities as taking part. Think about it.
I have to admit turning off the lights for an hour wonâ€™t do much to save the environment. It does, however, stimulate a spirit of unity and puts the problem into the forefront of our minds.
The Boston Globeâ€™s Big Picture has posted an inspiring collection of before and after shots from Earth Hour with the lights on and off at famous locations around the world. Donâ€™t forget to click to see the images with the lights off.