I didn’t know it was the day of Earth Hour, the day that everyone around the world is encouraged to turn their lights off for sixty minutes, until it was just hours before the event. I was glad that friends announced it on facebook. I was to be at home at the assigned hour for our time zone: 8:30 pm EDT. Since I knew about it now, and didn’t have any plans, I felt I had to partake. I left all the lights out and took our dog for a...