|This was last year's Earth Hour project - frosted baby food jars|
My kids love Earth Hour. So much so that we celebrate Earth Hour several times a year. We light candles and the kids run around with their wind-up flashlights exploring the shadowy parts of the house. For us it's about being part of a statement about climate change. For them it's just fun. It does make me proud to hear them tell their friends about Earth Hour though, and they do have a basic understanding about why we do it but usually their conversations lean more towards "I got to play with a flashlight!!" than a discussion about activism, and I'm okay with that.
For me it's a good time to think about our energy usage and our consumption and waste in general. No doubt this year I'll be thinking of the people in Japan as well.
If you'd like to join in, Earth Hour is tonight at 8:30 local time, wherever you are in the world. Turn off the lights, turn off the laptop, unplug and unwind. (or wind your flashlights, if you've got 'em)
Learn more at earthhour.org