This was first brought to my attention a month ago, and amazingly enough, I was actually reminded of it today. It will be interesting to see if enough turn off their lights tonight, from 8 til 9, to make a difference for anyone looking out the window. I suspect that in my little suburb, we'll be alone in having a candle-lit apartment. But I hope I'm wrong. You can find out more at http://www.earthhour.org/.
I only have a small handful of you who actually read this blog, but are any of you doing this? I'd appreciate knowing how it went in your area. The buzz in my household is a recent newspaper article, the idea of which is that the candles everyone will be using will give off more CO2 than that saved by not using electric lights, but I'm going for the symbolism of the relative darkness anyway, and will hold firm that we'll try it out here.