A year ago, I used my powers of sarcasm to criticize Amman for not joining the rest of a lengthy list of world cities that turned off their lights for an hour to mark “Earth Hour” – an initiative to push the issue of global warming in to psyche of people and government everywhere. I was very much entranced by the initiative that I even tried (and failed miserably) to get my readers (that means you) to turn off their lights for an hour on the 28th of every month. But not all experiments are destined to succeed I suppose.
But this year, Amman will fortunately be taking part in the worldwide initiative and in giving credit where it’s due, I tip my hat off to the minister of environment Khalid Irani for a job well done.
I encourage everyone reading to participate. It’s just one hour, and it’s on a Saturday. You can turn on your computers right after and tell me how it went. Get friends and family to participate. You might be the only who knows why exactly the lights aren’t working so use that power of information wisely. If you’re a blogger, blog about it ahead of time to spread the word. If you’re a reader, go out and take pictures or video of your neighborhood or Amman’s darkened landmarks. Document it. Write about it. Send it in to 7iber to get published.
Saturday, March 28th.
8:30pm to 9:30pm
See you when the lights go off!