Earth Hour and Exams 09!

Apologies for not posting for so long. Last month was just assessment after assessment! Now I have a bit of time…

This weekend is Earth Hour. Please show your support by turning off your lights for one hour tonight, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Major landmarks around the world will join you. Here is the Sydney Opera House last year, before and after.

Opera House switched offOpera House just after Earth Hour

Unfortunately, I won’t be shooting Earth Hour this year, but I’d like to share some tips to participate in Earth Hour. They all say to turn your lights off and do something outside. But if you are going out that night, will your lights be switched off? Most people’s answer will be yes. Therefore, the easiest way to participate is to simply be out in the city, looking at landmarks that have lights switched off! (Provided that you switch off all your lights before you go.) Also, if you are at a party with lights on, and there are people there and your lights at home are off, the equivalent carbon emissions will be shared between all of you! That’s better than being at home with your lights on, your carbon emission then is very high!

Next week is the half-yearly exam period and as this is the weekend before, studying is more important then saving the world. I’m fairly lucky to have one exam per day next week; having two in a day is really tiring. And did I mention these exams were important?

To lighten up the mood during the next week and a half, I’m going to use an inspirational slogan on a poster and place these in several places around the school. I did this last year, and it sort of worked. But now, it needs to be bigger and better.

I’d better get back to studying, thanks for reading, and don’t forget to comment!

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