I too wanted to be a part of the event very much. In fact I wanted it to be a group event which made some sense. I discussed with few friends and with lot of apprehension put forward a mail to our mail group suggesting, "We Silverwoodians should chip in to the event by switching off all electrical appliances." The response was overwhelming to say the least, mails after mails followed.
At sharp eight, most of my fellow residents assembled at the clubhouse, children were the most enthusiastic ones. Some ladies got them engaged in small games and antaksharis. Salarpuria Silverwoods of C V Raman Nagar, Bangalore went dark from 8PM to 9PM on 29th March 2008. Dinners were delayed; even the toddlers cooperated by screaming and screeching with happiness. Those residents who could not manage without lights lit candles. The entire common area lighting was switched off. Thanks to apartment association board members.
Everyone agreed we had the responsibility of passing on a greener world to the future generations. Many lucky children of this generation are growing in a lap of luxury. They don’t know what a power cut is. The moment BESCOM goes off, DG sets take over. Even that fraction of a minute when the TV goes off during change over to DG sets irritates them. Most parents agreed we should have more of this, at least once in two months.
The most popular search engine Google too went black for one hour in support of Earth Hour. The black page had just the words: "We've turned the lights out. Now it's your turn." Read here and here.