Art By Miriam now speaks of something dear to her heart, the climate.  Climate change is happening and all who want to make the world a better place is shutting off their lights tonight at 8:30 pm for one hour.  In solidarity we show to everyone that the earth, the planet of our grandchildren, is important to us and that we want to protect it!

Earth Hour started a couple of years ago and is growing in strength.  Climate change is happening.  Sever drought, severe storms and flooding is happening all over the planet.  Some politicians of great power are saying that it is not true but we all know that it is and the fact is backed by science.  We can’t put our heads in the sand and continue polluting.  We have to minimize our carbon footprint.  Carbon footprint is how much gas is burned to support our everyday life.  Burning of gas and fossil fuels is releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is causing climate change.  For example if we use cars, then we should commute or do a bunch of errands in one trip.  For example if we heat with oil then we should turn down our thermostat in the winter and wear a sweater.  For example if we have an air conditioner we should save electricity and turn the temperature up in the summer.  For example if we eat fresh produce we should eat local like apples and potatoes and less of the food transported in by truck or plane.  For example we should eat local meat and not meat that has been trucked in.  For example we should not eat beef from the tropics where deforestation is causing some animals to go extinct because of loss of habitat to beef farms.  There are a lot of things that we can do.

Show solidarity for a planet response to climate change at Earth Hour at 8:30 EST Canada.  The whole planet is taking part and your city will watch and notice that your lights are off!  Support climate change and change your behavior to reduce your carbon footprint!