Earth Hour is one of those beautiful little protests that [a] asks very little of any one person, yet [b] makes a substantial difference when a whole bunch of people are involved and [c] shows how much more of a difference could be made if we were all just a bit more aware. You can get more information here, but the idea is simple: Tomorrow, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. ET, shut off every nonessential light and electrical appliance in the house for an hour. That's it.
Here's a quick (less than a minute) CBC-TV interview with Ron Elliot, one of the coordinators in Ontario (and, not coincidentally, a friend of huskiebear's). If you're on-board, leave the guy a friendly comment. :)
How many electrical devices do you have plugged in at the moment? It's kinda scary when you think about it. I've got the bedside radio, the CPAP, the cell-phone charger, the fridge and the stove and two phone stations (obviously logistically a little tough to unplug), the microwave oven, another radio in the kitchen, three lamps, two nite-lights, and, oh yeah, the computer system (CPU, monitor, speakers, DSL modem, wireless hub, hard drive USB port, and one of the external hard drives, with the microphone and printer ready to be plugged in as needed). If I want to watch a movie, I hit the power strip to turn on the TV, the DVD player, and the speakers.