This Saturday night from 8:30 to 9:30 hundreds of millions of people around the world will be turning off their lights to support the health of the planet. But Earth Hour is more than just a statement about climate change, it’s an important reminder.
This blog is about living lighter. In order to release the burden’s we’ve accumulated over the years, we must take responsibility for our health. Part of this is also taking responsibility for our personal environments, communities and the planet at large.
Why? Because we are all one.
If the earth fails to produce clean air, fresh water and nutritious food – how does that affect our personal health?
Responsibility is not a bad word. Sure, you can choose to look at it as a duty or duties that you’re forced to do or that you should do because it’s what everyone says is the right thing to do.
On the other hand, you also have the choice to view responsibility as a set of actions which show respect and caring. Everything in life has needs in order to maintain proper functioning.
When you take care of the things you own or use, you are in effect showing your appreciation for having them in your life. That’s respect.
The tricky thing here is to respect other people and resist judging them for their choices and decisions. Everyone has their own path to travel.
I’m able and willing to do what I can to show my respect and support for the planet’s health. I just signed up with the World Wildlife Foundation for Earth Hour 2010 – http://earthhourcanada.org/earthhour/ – will you join me this Saturday, March 27, 2010?
Regardless of your answers (I won’t judge!), what did you do last year for Earth Hour? What will you be doing this year?