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Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

~ John Dewey

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Earth Hour

Last night, we spent an hour in total darkness. We played Blokus and enjoyed the quiet. Click on the link above to read about Chicago's celebration of Earth Hour. After we wrote our Mayor and Town Board our town also signed on to Earth Hour. Next year, we hope they'll publicize it more. Next year, join us for EarthHour 2009.For more information go to

Update: Our family near Toronto joined the celebration and here is what they had to say: Our neighbourhood was almost completely in darkness, just a few houses with lights on – 90% off. We had dinner and arrived home by 8:10 p.m. and enjoyed our family time in the darkness. As we drove home we saw industrial, business and residential buildings participating in shutting off the lights. I would say that 60% were off. In some high rise buildings with the exception of the stairwell areas up to 80% were off, it was quite amazing to see the unity.

Check out the pictures of Toronto too!


  1. Hi! This has nothing to do with Earth Hour but I couldn't find a link to email you directly. I just stumbled across this mine website and read great reviews about it. It's in NC and I thought you were from there as well. If so, have you been to this mine and was it fun?

  2. Never been there but it is very close to where we are and on our list for April or May -- I'll let you know when we go. I have heard great things about it. C


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