Come this March 28, the call has been made to join the fight against global warming by not using any electricity for an hour. While the call does seem common have you ever asked yourself, does it really help save the earth and make a difference or are we just saving ourselves an hour of kilowatt consumption?
The environmental situation has grown so bad that global warming seems to be endless. It has covered all areas like energy, pollution and dampened natural resources. While we all want to make the world a better place, the fact remains that it may take more than an hour to help heed the call for the fight against global warming.
The Earth Hour is really more of a mixture for a publicity stunt as well as perhaps start somewhere. But would it matter? The thing is it shouldn’t even be just an hour. An hour can make a difference but it will take more than that to stave off global warming.
But if they really want to make this Earth Hour work, I feel that it should all start from commercial establishments. Asking private home owners to cut off electricity for an hour is easy. But have you ever considered the fact that it is an opportunity for business for people who may be powered off at home yet are somewhere out there having dinner in business establishments?
Perhaps a broader announcement would be good. But simply saying that people should turn off the lights out on March 28 doesn’t really quite cut it.