It Takes More Than A Gesture

Random GasSave the planet! Fight global warming! You’ve heard the mantras for years but what have you done to actually save the planet? What have you done to help in the fight against global warming? Exactly what steps have you taken to make your energy footprint smaller?

If all you did was wait for tonight so you could participate in “Earth Hour” and turn off your lights for an hour to help save the planet, then you fail. You fail big time.

I hate to break the news to you, but saving the planet is going to take a lot more effort than making sure you switch off a few lights for an hour once a year. It’s going to take a lot more work than plastering the bumper of your car with cute slogans and mottos to raise awareness.

Why not just face the facts? You are not going to save the planet by turning off your lights for an hour if you spend the other 23 hours of the day (and every hour of every other day) sitting in your temperature controlled home with your ass planted in front of the television while you are drinking ice cold beverages from your refrigerator and eating popcorn you made in the microwave.

If you’re truly concerned for our planet, it’s going to take a lot more effort than making one symbolic act to show your “solidarity” while you sit in the dark for an hour.

Hell, we aren’t even sure the planet needs saving. Depending on your political position, global warming is either a science, a religion, or just a myth, but no matter which side of the fence you are on (or if you’re sitting on the fence itself) there is no doubt that humans have made a mark on this planet and, in the name of conservation, we could all be doing something to preserve this rock we call home.

Now turn your lights back on and start making a difference. Think of creative ways to help lower your energy consumption, work on a plan to reduce your energy footprint, try for a moment to think for yourself and top sitting in the dark just because someone else told you to.

One thought on “It Takes More Than A Gesture

  1. As an amateur astronomer, I was more interested in Earth Hour because it would theoretically make it easier to see the stars. Of course, it would have to be on one of the nastiest nights of the year.

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