Ever since Earth Hour debuted in 2008, I’ve struggled with how to incorporate the late evening holiday into my childrens’ bedtime routines. The first year, we celebrated what I called an “Earth Minute.”
Last year, I had it all figured out: I shared all the details on Five Tips for Observing Earth Hour with Kids:
1. Stick to Your Routines
2. Pick a Substitute Time that Works for You
3. Use this as a Teachable Moment
4. Give Yourself a Break
5. Celebrate with Your Significant Other
But this year? Well, Big Boy’s in second grade now. So when they celebrated Earth Hour at school, he actually understood the concept.
I spent the day today at a Green Jobs Internship Fair, talking to scores of amazing young people bent on using their talents to help save the Earth. Exhausted, I returned home. Earth Hour? They celebrated at school this year. My son understood. He was falling asleep as the last flickers of light left the sky.
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