The name of this blog, Rainbow Juice, is intentional.
The rainbow signifies unity from diversity. It is holistic. The arch suggests the idea of looking at the over-arching concepts: the big picture. To create a rainbow requires air, fire (the sun) and water (raindrops) and us to see it from the earth.
Juice suggests an extract; hence rainbow juice is extracting the elements from the rainbow, translating them and making them accessible to us. Juice also refreshes us and here it symbolises our nutritional quest for understanding, compassion and enlightenment.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

8,759 Earth Hours

...58, 59, 60.  That's it - that was Earth Hour 2013, the 6th occurrence of the world-wide dimming of the
lights.  For one hour many of the homes of the world, and over 7,000 towns and cities either turned off their lights, or switched to sustainable electricity sources.

For one hour we proved that it is possible to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels or nuclear energy in order to live a good life.  Advocates for Earth Hour suggest that we continue with such practice for the remainder of the year - the other 8,759 hours.

Those other 8,759 hours must surely become our goal.  The energy generation source for each and every one of those hours must become sustainable.

Indeed, once Earth Hour has proven the possibility, and sustainable energy has become a continuance phenomenon, maybe we could have an Un-Earth Hour.

For one hour a year we could burn as much coal, oil and gas as we wished.  We could drive recklessly around city streets for an hour burning up fuel as if we were all young boy-racers.  We could put on a massive light show for one hour, making the Earth glow enough for it to be noticed by Curiosity on Mars.

Yes, for one hour each year we could remind ourselves (and teach our children) of just how wasteful, thoughtless and selfish we used to be for 8,759 hours each year.


  1. I wish I had known about this. I have no idea why this wasn't advertised where I live :/

    1. Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007. I'm not too sure of how it spreads, I do know that there are now over 7,000 towns and cities that take part. Maybe you can be the candle that burns in your town next year for Earth Hour. Cheers, Bruce


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