Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour

Until Friday, I had never heard of Earth Hour.  Then a friend e-mailed me and suggested I might want to participate.  Indeed I did!  Just as Earth Hour (Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 PM) was about to begin, I was suddenly very hungry for dinner.  I turned out all the lights and set out to find a restaurant that was observing Earth Hour.  I was somewhat disappointed to see that most businesses were "lights on" as usual but it didn't take long to find a place that was participating in this global message that we are ready to stop climate change.  The one restaurant I found observing Earth Hour was the Vegetarian House, a rather pricey, upscale restaurant for the true believers.  I used to eat here frequently and enjoyed the kind of magic they work with meat alternatives, like turning soy into lemon chicken.  Anyway, the first thing I saw when I walked in was a big beautiful poster of our planet.  Then I noticed the restaurant was lighted entirely by candles and the waiters were wearing headlights.  I settled into a corner table, ordered a fresh mushroom, noodle soup with greens (delicious) and sat and read a book by candlelight.  A TV reporter and a cameraman came up to my table and asked if I would say something about Earth Hour.  I declined.  I commend the Vegetarian House for participating in Earth Hour.  Now lets all choose something we can do right now to stop global warming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

mom you're such a (cute) dork