is this Saturday at 8:30 pm, so get ready to do some serious light flipping to the off position. Trust me, you'll survive the whole 60 minutes and you certainly won't be alone — millions of others will also be doing the deed. And if you head to the Space Needle or the Empire State Building to seek refuge from the dark, you're out of luck ... these monuments, along with others, will be going dark to help combat climate change.
Advice columnist Chanie has suggestions
on what to do with yourself during Earth Hour and for auxiliary illumination ideas, head on over to my posts on eco-flashlights
and LED flameless candles
. It goes without saying, before the lights go out check out these assorted green home links.
Fast Company gives props
to Greenaid, an urban gardening project in Los Angeles that finds two art school grads transforming vintage quarter candy machines into "seed bomb" dispensers.
USA TODAY conjures
Lewis Carroll, Samuel Beckett, and Joseph Heller in a great piece about permits — and patience — from "Green House" columnist Wendy Koch.
Dwell takes a peek
at some very photogenic toolbox staples like carpentry pencils, levels, and rafter saws in a photo slideshow by Bruce Greenlaw.
to be stumped when it comes to left-field recycling queries dealing with packing tape, staples, and pizza boxes.
Jetson Green admires
accessories, accessory dwellings that is, with a look at the super cute, sustainable work of Seattle-based prefab firm, FabCab (aka Fabulous Cabin).
"Water-Saving Kitchen Faucets: 10 Models From High to Low."