WWF Earth Hour and we are not turning off any lights.

Its almost 8:30pm and I know its “Earth Hour 2009” and everyone is turning off their lights and power etc. But here in Chichester, England, where my family and two other families are enjoying a meal of pheasant casserole and roast duck, we are 16 people in ONE HOUSE and we are not turning off ANY lights because if everyone was to eat together instead of heating up and lighting up their individual houses for sometimes only one or two people (what a waste!) then the world would not not use NEARLY as much energy.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Good call. Been trying to decide on this myself. We’re having our community group over tonight. Seems a bit odd to shut all the lights off during that… unless we were having some sort of special candlelight service :-).
    BTW on an semi-related note – you might be interested in this site – http://coffeehousechurches.com/ been working on it with a good friend. See what you think (especially the new group dialogues.)

  • James says:

    What if you all ate together AND turned off lights? Perhaps light some candles which I find make the atmosphere more conducive to intimate fellowship anyway? I take your point, I am only offering a second mile idea.

  • Are you at Tam’s ???????????????????????? Ok, i miss her!

  • Steve Hayes says:

    Candles consume oxygen and give off carbon dioxide too. Are there any artificial light sources that don’t?

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