Earth Hour - does it help? Is symbolism worthwhile? I believe symbolism is part of the human condition, and harnessing that to help raise awareness of our contribution to global warming has to be a good thing.
Like many people, I chose not to turn on the lights after the hour of candlelight. It just seemed too bright and garish after the peaceful dim, flickering light. Sipping a glass of red and chatting with no distractions was almost like a forgotten art.
However, I did nearly burn my fingers lighting candles, a tea light holder cracked and broke and I bumped my shins a few times, but I guess I can solve that by being better organised next year!