NVDL: In my street we had our lights off, so did the people next door and the Slumlord downstairs. Across the road all the lights were burning, but diagonally across the windows were filled with soft candlelight.
My girlfriend and I thought it might be something worth doing once a month. Say the middle Wednesday in each month... Once could even log off your computer during one lunch break each month; it's a start.
Only with the lights off and the candles on do you realise how much noise is going on with the TV on and lights...and do you find yourself settling into The Now.
Time zone by time zone, nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries joined the event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund to dim nonessential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"People want politicians to take action and solve the problem," said Kim Carstensen, director of the global climate initiative for WWF, speaking in a piano bar bathed by candlelight and lounge music.