Daylight saving has ended in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT and South Australia. Clocks were put backward one hour, from 3am to 2am on Sunday, 3rd April 2011. If you were in control of winding the clock, you have extended the longevity of our Earth, by taking just a small step.
In 2010, Earth Hour marked its success as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries. It becomes a global movement for a real change. The annual event encourages everyone to switch off lights for one hour. In turn, we all learn to save energy, and most of all, to save the planet. At times like this... when Japan Earthquake, Pacific Tsunami and all sorts of natural disasters happened all of a sudden, mother nature has taken its toll without any warning.
This year, it is time to go Beyond the Hour. Everyone has his/her own special way to participate. Lets see what you can do to get involved in protecting the Global climate! This video shows how others are taking actions right now. You can also share yours with the world on the official website.
My own simple commitment to this movement is by using candles from the The Grove Perfumery Candles, a local Australian brand of home fragrance candles, everyday.
Ever since I discovered the special scent released from each beautiful candle, I cannot resist switching off the table lamp and replace the ray with this luscious caramel-scented candle late at night. Especially after a day of hassle in the concrete jungle, I seek peace within the smooth and satisfying smell of caramel.
Your participation can also become a lifestyle. It is an attitude - all about living in a healthy, frugal, energy-efficient and environmental-friendly way.