Friday, March 26, 2010

Earth Hour

Tomorrow, Saturday March 27th, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, will be Earth Hour. We are encouraged to turn off all our lights during this hour to conserve energy. It is hoped that by doing this we gain awareness of climate change and understand the importance of looking after the environment.

Earth Hour is an Australian initiative that began in Sydney in 2007 but is now an international event. Last year thousands of cities and towns in 88 countries took part to demonstrate their commitment to this cause.

I don’t see myself as an activist and I don’t follow many causes, but I do think that looking after our environment is important. Our Lord calls us to be the earth’s custodians. In Genesis 1:28 he names us rulers over all the living creatures. To be a good ruler we must look after all that God has given us, and this includes the environment. Let’s start treating it as both a responsibility and a gift.


Kristine said...

Thanks for reminding me! I'll make sure I do this. Love your blog, by the way, just discovered it, and will come back and read more. Have a great day.

sarah said...

I live in Canada and we do that here too. Reading this made me think of the Light I never want to turn off....His Light shining through me...Sarah

Anonymous said...

I highly agree with you on how we should steward this world that God gave to us. I had no idea here in rural farming America that tonight was that night!
Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Amen. We take for granted this marvel of creation God has allowed us to tend to. Thank you for the reminder that we are the "gardeners" and need to do a better job of it.

Lynda Young said...

Kristine, welcome to my blog. It's very encouraging to hear that you like it.

Sarah, beautiful analogy.

Deb, I'm amazed how much this initiative has grown. Last year 88 countries & regions took part but this year 120 took part. Wow.

Rose, we do indeed. :)