Earth Hour – for lesbians (and others) who love the planet

In 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

From 8-9 pm, consider turning off every electrical item in your house that you can. More info at:

For more ideas on easy things to do to help the planet, go to this article online from the Toronto Star The city of Toronto, by the way is doing some amazing environmental things lately – from promoting green roofs (roof top gardens or ‘lawns’ that insulate the house from extremes of heat or cold, and actually make the roof last longer) to curb side compostables pickup In BC we have this service here in Mission, but not in other lower mainland municipalities. Why not? Are do Torontonians care more about the planet than us west coasters? I don’t think so. Ask your local politician.