This is my fourth year participating in Earth Hour. Last year millions of people turned off their lights from 8:30 to 9:30pm; what had started in Australia as a civic event has spread across the globe.
Just think of this: for one hour, millions and millions around the world are nearly simultaneously focused on the planet by the act of turning off their lights. This act of energy expenditure reduction creates an intense sweeping global wave of conscious energy–do we even know what that means?
I’ve always thought of the internet as a stepping stone in human development. Earth Hour has become a global event because of our growing interconnectedness and our very human self discovery.