Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour in Llangybi

Celebrating Earth Hour by candlelight with Spanish wine and olives, Llangybi-style! Yes, we celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday night. I previously had thought it pointless but the WWF-inspired campaign has gone from strength to strength this year.

So even if it didn't help cause a dip in energy demand (signalling a 'vote' for low-carbon alternatives), it was somehow good to be sitting in front of our logburner with only its flames for light plus that of a beeswax candle. We thought of all the other thousands of people around the world who were doing the same thing at 8.30pm, from time zone to timezone as the planet rotated. There was a sense of solidarity and connectedness and, yes, voting for an end to the Age of Stupid fossil foolishness!

By the way, we used a beeswax candle because paraffin wax candles are made from oil products and we have to be purist about this, don't we! The carbon-neutral logs are from the farm with not even 1 wheelbarrow mile on them. Kosher, eh? Smug, no.


Anonymous said...

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kaleidoscope eyes said...

It's a shame I missed it, I would have liked to participate as well!
Here's another site I found that you may be interested in:

keep up the great work!

Jeremy Jones said...

It's great celebration..i have bookmarked your blog to see some nice info..Thanks for sharing dude..

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