Earth hour will begin in about 15 minutes here.
In case you're not familiar with the movement, it's basically a global warming, climate change, environmental awareness movement where people and municipalities agree to turn off or dim the lights from 8:30-9:30 local time.
It's not really to conserve electricity, since it doesn't really have that effect - it's more just an awareness thing.
I'm hoping I can avoid the um... mishaps I've had in previous years, like the time I walked straight into the open door of the dishwasher. Had a huge knot on my shin for months after that one - thanks a lot, earth!
Anyhow, my candle is lit (you'll note I did that BEFORE turning out the lights this year) and I'm preparing to turn off the computer & enjoy the darkness for an hour.
Happy Earth Hour, y'all!