Saturday 31 March 2012

Earth Hour 2012

Is anyone else participating in Earth Hour this evening? This is the annual event started by the World Wildlife Fund where lights go off across the world to remind us for the need to take action to combat climate change.

As a Muslim I believe that taking care of the world and avoiding being wasteful are important parts of Islam, my kids are passionate about taking care of the environment , so this is something we want to take part in as a reminder and to get them thinking and talking about this issue also (I will never forget Little Man's reprimand a few years ago - "You just left the light on mum, you don't care! You don't care about the polar bears!").

Earth Hour will be tonight Saturday 31st March 2012 at 8.30pm in London - will you be doing anything in your town or home?


  1. We are switching off for the hour. A lot of people will be doing the same across the country.

  2. Asalam alekum, i hope you are feeling better, i must admit i have missed your posts. If im honest i cant say ive heard about the earth hour, sounds like a really good idea though x

  3. Assalaam alaykum! I missed Earth Hour! I'll have to schedule a make-up day for our house!

  4. Assalam-alaikam,

    We ended up switching off and lighting a candle whilst I snuggled in beds with the kids. Hubby came home at one point and went out again, thinking no-one was home. When he didn't find me at my mum's, he called to find us at home in hysterics. I guess we should have told him it was earth hour too!

    Sister Serenity - well done, mash'Allah your drawing skills are totally inspiring me insh'Allah

    Sister Noor - Feeling better today alhamdulillah and praying it lasts till bedtime. Hearting your giveaway and have liked you on facebook (here's hoping!)

    Sister Salihah - I did a double take when I saw your name, I thought "what's my daughter doing on blogger!" Just visited your blogged and totally loved it - so useful. As soon as I can taste again I want to try out some of those recipes insh'Allah.