Technological and social changes can bring challenges; however, there is a better response than to return to a global state of darkness during Earth Hour 2012. The brilliance that shines forth from the Holy City can’t be wrong, folks!
Tonight, I will be among those who observe Human Achievement Hour. We’ll keep the lights on and celebrate freedom of innovation and man’s ability to decide how best to utilize resources. Ah, now is a good time to plug a favorite policy think tank, the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies.
Well, after a lovely Shabbat, I see by the gentle light of the lamp that tasks await me. Then I’ll enjoy some reading in my cozy abode — but not before treating myself to a warm but brief shower. And the government didn’t even have to step in to mandate my shower time for water conservation.
(If officials are on their way, then I won’t be leaving the light on.)
Layla tov and shavua tov to all.