Salam. Sorry for not updating this blog because I’m too busy with my studio project submission. Today, I’d like to share about the activity that I’ve done during the recent Earth Hour, which is my family barbeque.
What to do during Earth Hour?
I think there are lots of thing we can do during Earth Hour. Not just turning of lights. So we’ve discussed to have a quality time with the family and having our FIRST barbeque at home.
Since I’ve experienced doing barbeque with my friend last year, I think its my job to take care of the grill and all the dirty works such as arranging the coals, burning and grilling. While my sisters and my mum take care of the foods, spaghetti and drinks.
Its hard to grill the chicken if you turn off the lights. You have to see the chicken otherwise it will get ‘well done’.
Our barbeque dinner ended about 11 o’clock and everyone is doing the part to clean up the garden. It is such a good time with family at home. I hope we can continue doing this activity in the future.
Earth Hour and Eco-Friendly Awareness
I guess, Earth Hour is a good move to give awareness to the society about their responsibility as a human being. In Islam, each of us is a Khalifah or successor and we have to take a good care of the environment. As a Muslim designer, it is my aim to involve in an eco-friendly project. All design firms, companies and manufacturers in this world should have their own eco-friendly approach as part of the company mission and vision. As far as I concern, IIUM also has taken its action to promote eco-friendly awareness through the usage of eco-pack food meals since 2008.
In 2005/06, I’ve heard a rumour about the usage of electricity in IIUM. If I’m not mistaken, they have to pay RM 1million per night. Hm, maybe its RM 1million per month. I’m not sure. That’s why students in my faculty are not allowed to stay up all night. It cost a lot! But I’ll always make sure that I’ll switch off the lights whenever I leave my studio. Its too bad because some of my friend will leave their computers and laptops on. What a waste.
“Every hour is an Earth Hour”
Credit to Ashraf Latif for the Earth Hour Malay translation which is ‘Jam Bumi‘.
P/S – how about your Earth Hour activity?