"Earth Hour" is conceptualized to help the planet earth and a lot more benefits so to speak when conscientiously observed. So be it.
Anyway, we've observed it. At the strike of 8:30 p.m. our youngest son took hold right away of our electrical main switch and switches it off. Our two grandchildren, Bryan, 9 and Adgel, 8 were surprised why the light went off.
Their uncle Toto Jun (our son) explained to them about this "Earth Hour" How does it affect the planet, the people, and almost anything. And Toto Bryan reacted by relating what he has learned from their social studies class. He said this is like protecting our environment and in return, he said, we are also benefited.
What an irony! There was streamer hanged at the stage, campaigning for "switching off lights " to observe earth hour, but yet the director of the program didn't dare to stop it for an hour.
Just imagine to switch off lights, a big saving of energy is realized, the earth rests for an hour of cooling off. Many places, towns and cities, nations and country, and even the world are practically unburden of too much consumption of energy.
As I see the video on earth hour, I was emotional. I was touched by gradual switching off of the lights from the street lights, the well-lighted high building , and from the bridge's light.
The lighting of candles, the happy kids carrying the lighted candles has affected my well-being.
To observe this movement is not an obligatory nor mandatory. It requires the will to do it. But more importantly it takes discipline to implement it.
I realize now how important is 60-minute earth hour. I know some are already aware about this. Our city obviously knew about this. In fact, "switching off" announcement was conspicuously placed at the stage for the audience to be aware.
Yet, it is too disgusting. It wasn't observed. The program director didn't mind it. The contest continued, uninterrupted. You know the show must go on!
For me, "Earth Hour" must go on and on "beyond" 60 minutes.