We woke this morning to a surprising amount of — ugh — new snow. Perhaps as a gift given to appease frazzled, spring-anxious nerves, many trees and shrubs were covered in a glistening layer of ice. When the sun caught the branches, the effect was dazzling. I snapped this photo in a hurry from the balcony.
Today, Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world, including Copenhagen, Chicago, Melbourne, Dubai, and Tel Aviv, will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.
Canada has one of the highest participation rates around the globe with over 150 cities participating. Many buildings and landmarks will turn off their lights. These include the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Toronto Eaton Centre, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Honest Ed’s in Ontario; the Olympic Flag, City Hall Clock and all buildings in which the City of Vancouver operate; and the MacDonald Bridge, City Hall, and Parade Square in Halifax.
It’s not too late to sign up!