This website will be going offline for one hour on March 29th at 8pm Adelaide time. It isn’t going down for maintenance, or other technical difficulties; it is going down by choice. Earth hour is an event where everyone turns off their lights and other electrical appliances in a show of support against global warming. The idea is to reduce power consumption nationwide for that one hour, just to show what we can do without.
The computer that serves you this website, pictured above, sits in my kitchen next to the fridge. It will be switched off on the hour, along with everything else in the house, as my little show of support.
If you want to join the voluntary blackout, you can sign up on the earth hour website, although it is getting hammered at the moment so I can’t even join yet!