The annual Earth Hour is approaching us!
Don’t forget to participate in Earth Hour and turn off your lights for one hour on March 31, 2012 (tomorrow) from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m!
Here are a few other suggestions and tips for what you can do (besides turning off all the lights in your house):
- Turn electronics and appliances off! This means coffeemakers, toasters, computers, video games, etc.
- Unplug wires (of TV’s, computers, cell phones, fans, etc.)
- I would have never thought of this one — but fill up your freezer! Did you know that an empty freezer uses up more energy than a full one?
- Another interesting tidbit — using the dishwasher is fine! An energy efficient dishwasher will not only use half the energy but also one-sixth the water than if you were to wash dishes by hand.
Are you participating? Would love to hear your stories/see pictures!
Last year I marinated for a BBQ the following day (YES, in the darkness… I only had one candle on) and had so much fun sitting as a family and talking about old memories. You can read all my previous Earth Hour related posts by clicking here.
I finally caved in and read The Hunger Games yesterday.
It sat on my side table for weeks (probably longer) after Imran lent me the book and insisted I read it (along with Faraz). Two nights ago, I picked up the book and couldn’t put it down! I read nearly a third of the book before falling asleep and finished it off yesterday morning reading it every chance I got (in the car, etc.).
The book captures your attention, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you just can’t read it fast enough! Although it wasn’t my style of reading, it kept me captivated for most of it. It’s written really well and so descriptive that it makes you feel as if you are there in person observing the moment.
Many people have asked me what I thought of the book — and the best way I could describe it is that it’s like a more evil version of The Lord of the Flies and 1984 put together.
The concept is cruel, inhumane, and absolutely absurd…. but it sure makes you think!
Am I going to watch the movie? Absolutely not. I can’t stomach gruesome scenes for the life of me.
Have you read The Hunger Games? Did you watch the movie… or are you planning on it? What do you think of it? If you haven’t read/watched… is there a reason?
These particular ones were filled with chicken, cheese, and green peppers.