March 29th, 2010

Lights off…

One of the many startling things revealed by NASA’s photos of earth is the
many areas where darkness prevails, every night, all year. Rain forests and
deserts are understandably dark, as are the oceans and other “uninhabited”
regions. But seeing that North Korea, a politically be-knighted but
nevertheless “developed” country, is nearly uniformly blacked out throws our
token Earth Hour in sharp perspective. How spoiled we are, soothing
ourselves with too much food, illuminating things that are best left in the
dark, consuming durables and tech toys with each new iteration. And thinking
that 1 hour once a year will make a difference. And yet: if that one hour
inspires 100 people to routinely switch off the lights in empty rooms, or power down tech
gadgets that aren’t being used, or donate food to a food bank instead of to
their own expanding waistlines…and they in turn encourage another 100, it will have made a difference.

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