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Earth Hour 2011 March 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Sustainable Living.
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Tonight, March 26th, at 8:30 PM local time,  more than 3,500 cities in 125 countries on all 7 continents will turn out the lights to celebrate Earth Hour 2011 ~ a united call to action.

The global action raises awareness for increasing energy conservation now, and developing sustainable clean green energy sources and technology for the future.

The local reaction to the event last year . . . decidedly positive:

* We just finished our hour in the dark and it was delightful! Relaxing, calm, peaceful. Bliss! ♥ ♥ ♥

* My family and I have decided that we will do this once a month!  Great family time!!!

*  Great idea, especially for people with kids who want to set the right example.

*  We had a full moon here . . . streaming in the front door and casting shadows on the floor. Just lit three candles and chatted for more than an hour. Instead of turning the TV back on, we left it OFF.

*  Sat outside and observed the beautiful full moon in Polson, MT!  I wouldn’t have done this if it weren’t for Earth Hour.

* Earth hour is an amazing surprise because it’s such a simple thing to do . . . we owe it to ourselves to make it a more than once a year practice. : )

To take it a step further:

Set up a “FREE Energy Ideas” jar and let family members drop slips of papers with ideas inside.

Each week set aside ONE HOUR to pull an idea from the jar to implement.

Ideas might include: going for a walk, holding a mini talent show, having a sing-a-long, taking a bike ride, playing catch . . . or turning out lights.  ♥ ♥ ♥

Get up.  Get out.  Get moving.

Next up . . . EARTH DAY!!!

Related posts:  Celebrate Lights Out! (Mirth & Motivation) * Lights Out! ~ 120 Nations Mark Earth Hour * Landmarks Across Globe Go Dark For Earth Hour

The King of Spam March 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, People.
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I received an e-mail from President Barack Obama yesterday.

Despite its prominent caption, Presidential Correspondence from The White House, AOL didn’t recognize the sender . . .

Acting as an impartial referee, AOL tossed it into my Spam folder.

Good call!

Photo Challenge: Oceans March 26, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
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Kayaks Capsizing

Under Frothy Waves

Surfers Soaring

Above Watery Graves

Parasails Swirling

Born on Sea Breezes

Beachgoers Laughing

As Time Freezes

The Ocean . . . 

Does as it Pleases

Related posts:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Ocean * The Vast Ocean (Arva) * Thanksgiving (PTC) * Australia’s Coast (Barb) * Pirate Treasure (Tilly Bud) * The Beach (Phrogmom) * The Breakers (Random Thoughts) * Piglet in Portugal * Oceans (Mirth & Motivation)