This year was the first time I participated in Earth Day. From 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Atlantic Time, all the lights in my house were off. My family and I enjoyed a romantic dinner lit by numerous candles.
We had a few objectives in doing this. First, to participate in a growing international movement and save power consumption during this special hour. Second, to remind oursevles of the importance to conserve energy usage and pledge not to be wasteful. Third, to enjoy an evening with candle lights, something that we rarely do.