As promised, I am going to tell you my earth hour experience. For starters, it was different from my first earth hour.
The first earth hour I took part in, I spent in candlelight. Last night's, however, I spent at a restaurant (Il Fornello). The dining area was already embracing the candlelight environment but at 8:30 p.m., only the lights dimmed a smidget.
I totally understand that a restaurant cannot turn all the lights off on a Saturday night, but come on, dimming the lights by a hairline is not going to benefit the world all that much. I guess the effort can be applauded but if restaurants and other businesses don't push themselves a little more, earth hour (which refers to the entire world, by the way) just won't work.
So come on, give a little bit back.