Robb and I spent a lovely, if dark, evening observing an extended Earth Hour. We turned off the lights, and many of our plug-in electronics, and had dinner by candle light. We enjoyed some home brewed beer, a meal of locally grown organic veggies, and a wide-ranging conversation.
We both try to do our part to reduce the burden we place on Earth's resources. All of our fruit and vegetables come from a local family-owned organic farm. Robb and I are well suited in our lifestyle. Without ever saying it out loud, we've chosen to live simply and frugally. We've never been interested in owning the newest appliance or the sporting the flashiest stuff. Even without all that, we have a rich, full life.
San Francisco also participated in Earth Hour last night, turning off non-essential lights in much of the city. Read about it, here.