It was a true blessing to be able to participate in Earth Hour this year. Word spread throughout the neighbourhood and because we are in a rural area it was quite dark. Our yard wasn't totally dark though as the solar powered lights were on. Quite a few of our neighbours have solar powered lights as well and the moon was bright in the clear skies. It was a pretty night sky! Congratulations to Toronto, Ontario for exceeding their Earth Hour goal of cutting electricity consumption by 5%. They reached 8.7%! Kitchener-Waterloo reached a 3-5% electricity reduction. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Harper is reported to have snubbed Earth Hour by leaving lights on at 24 Sussex Drive. Shame on you, Prime Minister Harper!
For those following this blog and who have noticed the little countdown ticker, another blessing will soon make his or her entrance into the world. Grandma and Grandpa are staying close to the phone to make the journey for the event. So stay tuned...