We recently had a few power outages, and thankfully they didn't last long, nor was our weather too severe. But what quickly occurred to me was that I'd much rather have heat than light. Ha! As if we could pick.
So I was inspired by this idea from EnviroMom reader Cris:
power outages that our family experienced, reducing a 3 hour evening
block to activities with no electricity, I had an idea. While my
husband pulled out his guitar and serenaded us by lamp light, my
daughter and I played cards, laughed and talked. When the electricity
suddenly came back on, my daughter said, "Can we turn the lights out for
a little longer?" What if families committed to one night a month for
Lights Out, turning off all lights, computers, TVs etc (keeping
furnaces and refrigerator and freezers running), shared activities by
candle light or lamp light, and then shared these times through a
Lights Out Blog? Thank you for all your hard work to keep us green.
What a lovely idea, and wonderful too that it is inspired by a green kid! Excuse me now while I go try to learn to play the guitar...