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Back in high school, there was one year where the students had to take a home economics class. Half of it was based on textiles, and another half of it was spent on making food.
So one day, the class had to bake oatmeal raisin cookies. At the end of the class, the teacher walked around class, taste-testing all the cookies made by each person. All appeared to be fine until she reaches this one guy’s cookies. She tries it, and says that it tastes great. But that’s when she realized something was wrong.
“Did you put oatmeal in your cookie?” she asks the student with a laugh. The guy looked shocked for a moment, and realized his mistake. Indeed, he had forgottwn to include the oatmeal. So while he was supposed to make oatmeal raisin cookies, he somehow managed to only make raisin cookies. Whar a genius right? But in the end, the guy and the teacher laughed it off.
True story , cause that dumbass was me. I never attempted baking since.
I think Earth Hour is kind of pointless. No disrespect to anybody who may have participated in it yesterday, but that’s what I think. I first did it two years ago, but haven’t participated in it since then. And no, it’s not that I hate the Earth or don’t care about the sustainability of our planet. It’s just the movement itself.
In retrospect, one hour is absolutely nothing, especially when you consider the fact that Earth Hour is an annual event. That’s 1 hour in 365 days. Or, 1 hour out of the 8760 hours that are in a year. It feels like it’s barely anything. With that being said, I understand that every little bit counts, but I just don’t feel like this is the way. Why can’t the organization raise more awareness for sustainability throughout the year? I think the movement has made an impact on us through the media and whatnot, but is it promoting living a life that’s less harmful to the planet or promoting a single day every year that people can band together to turn off their lights? Could they perhaps set the event to occur more often and not just once a year? They put so much emphasis on turning off your lights for one day, when I feel like the practice of conserving energy should be something that is consistent and not one that is annual. I noticed on their site they have a “Beyond The Hour” platform where they promote sustainability practices, but I don’t ever recall this when I did the event. Maybe they need to work on bringing that up more and what people who have participated in Earth Hour can do afterwards.
As an alternative, my plan has been to more conscientious of how I use power and energy around the house, or wherever I go. If everyone could genuinely attempt to at least do that I think there would be much more of an impact than turning off your lights for a measly hour.
Sorry that this has kind of turned into a rant. This is just my opinion on the whole thing, you may feel differently and that’s okay with me! But the gist of it all was that I think that energy conservation should be a consistent practice throughout the year and our life, and not be promoted to feel like you should only do it for one day. In a sense, this is kind of analogous to how people feel about Valentine’s Day? How it shouldn’t only be one day where you show affection to your better half but everyday?
Note: I typed this all up in one shot and don’t feel like reading over to make sure it makes sense. This post was just typed up in the heat of the moment kind of thing (cue the track of the same name by Asia). I wonder how many followers I will lose because of this.
I somehow crawled into bed yesterday night and fell asleep without turning anything off, ie. my computer, the light in my room. I don’t even recall how it happened or why I would do such a thing but I feel so bad cause that’s a lot of energy being wasted throughout the night. The last thing I remember was watching Cut Copy perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and then it’s all hazy from there… damn. I have no idea what I was doing or how I was so oblivious.