Earth hour – turn off your lights!

March 26, 2009 —

Last year, I celebrated Earth Hour with friends at my apartment playing the card game Spoons in the dark. We started off with a social yoga-ing, enjoying the relaxing evening under the starry sky and dug right into all of the delectable foods they all brought over. We lit some candles and pulled out our physical diagnosis pen light every so often to make sure we weren’t running into furniture. I had such a great time with all of my friends who came over to help make this statement about protecting planet earth.

So what do you plan on doing when the lights go out? 1,800 cities have already pledged to turn off their lights on March 28 at 8:30 p.m. for one hour. See which cities will go dark and get more information about the impact you can be making this Saturday.


Tea Nguyen is a dual degree D.P.M./M.P.H. student at DMU. She was born in Utah but raised in California and left the great state to be at one of the best podiatry school in the country.

She has aspirations in international medical service trips and hopes to hit several continents during this lifetime. Traveling is also on the top of her to-do list and she often reminisces about her prior travels to Italy, France and Greece. She also enjoys eating adventures with her boyfriend Paul and is a major food-snacker. It is not uncommon to find her lapsed in a food coma in the middle of her studies.