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.