Posted 9:30 a.m. EDT: The movement began, appropriately enough, in Sydney in 2007 (see the video). My township is throwing an outdoor party in Edgemont Park at 8:00 this evening.
That's a ways off, so howabout a random sock photo to enliven things? This is Kaibashira by Chrissy Gardner, worked in Zarzuela's Fibers Shiny Sheep, colorway DC Sunrise.
Ironically, it's overcast this morning.
Posted 10:30 a.m. EDT: I'm surprised by the unreasoning vehemence and hyperbolic fear-mongering by some critics of Earth Hour. Of course needful things like navigation beacons and hospitals will continue to function. Of course I'm keeping my refrigerator on. That isn't hypocrisy, just common sense.
Posted 10:00 p.m. EDT: DH started to feel unwell, so we stayed home and I knit on the second Kaibashira by candlelight. Who knew my
Here's what they looked like, after a bit of knitting, by candlelight. The object in the upper right corner is the candlestick and chimney.
And here's what they looked like by flash. I'm surprised my little digicam has such a powerful flash.
So that was my Earth Hour 2009.
ETA: An estimated one billion people participated in Earth Hour 2009!