If you love the earth consider joining the millions of people who will be participating in Earth Hour Saturday March 31 between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
It's doesn't take any energy or effort on your part but you can make a huge impact. Just turn off your lights and electrical appliances and help us bathe the earth in darkness for one short hour.
This conservation effort began in 2007 in Sydney Australia. Last year it's said that more than 135 countries and territories participated. For more specific details you might want to check out www.earthhour.org.
In your own small corner of the world you might want to do as many who will resort to candles (beeswax is most ecologically-friendly.). Or just use that time to meditate or to go out for a walk. With lights dimmed even those of you in big cities like Chicago may be able to enjoy a rare treat and might catch sight of a multitude of stars overhead.
It's a great feeling to know that in a minute way you've done something toward furthering the well-being of our environment. In fact, you may decide you like it. If you do, consider continuing the practice of dimming lights regularly and cutting back on the amount of electricity you use.