March Slice of Life – Day 28

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Today is Day 28 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.

Tonight is Earth Hour, when from 8:30 to 9:30, we are asked to turn off all lights. It is a yearly global event that hopes to raise awareness about climate change. It began in 2007 and has grown now to where millions around the world take part and host parties and events. It is truly a grassroots event that has led to much needed awareness about the environment.

The theme this year is climate change.

When I was teaching, I encouraged my students to take part and we shared ideas of what we all could do during that hour.

There’s something about sitting in darkness, with just a few candles flickering, that is restful. When we have gone outside, the skies seem so much fuller of stars. I’m hoping that tonight it won’t be too cloudy so that we can look at the stars.

Earth Day has always been a favourite day to celebrate when I was teaching – its theme of environmental awareness though extended throughout the year. I tried to plan numerous activities for the week around Earth Day for our class and school. Kids were so involved and thankfully so – they are our future.

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10 thoughts on “March Slice of Life – Day 28

  1. I remember the first Earth Day, I walked several miles to school that day. Small effort makes such a difference in the environment. I wish more would participate. Thanks for the reminder of this day.

  2. I have seen little about Earth Day this year & wonder why. I’ve never heard of Earth Hour, Beverley. Thanks for telling about it. I am so conscious of lights that I find myself turning off lights even in public places, a good habit I guess.

  3. I just heard about this when I was in my local Walgreen’s earlier. As I approached the check out the manager was going over with an employee what would happen in the store tonight during Earth hour. The stores lights will not be completely turned off but significantly dimmed. He read the memo out loud to the clerk and I about it. We had never heard about it. I wonder why this hasn’t been more publicized? I thought it was cool Walgreen’s was participating!

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