And with that, Ms. Bonoguore
training run for Earth Hour.
What began in Sydney, Australia, last year has now swept (parts of) the globe, and is being called both a global phenomenon and a shiny gimmick, a chance to reach the unconverted and just another reason to party.
More than 55,000 people and 150 communities across Canada have leapt on board, pledging to turn off or dim their lights from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. local times Saturday in a show of conservationist solidarity.
On Saturday, the GlobeT.O. section of the newspaper explores the pros and cons of Earth Hour, recounts the rest of Ms. Bonoguore's
no-power test-drive for the occasion and gives readers 60 things to do with their 60 minutes.
Your questions and Ms. Bonoguore's
answers will appear at the bottom of this page when the discussion begins.Tenille Bonoguore
traded sunny Australia for unpredictable Canada in 2006 , a move that excites and confounds her
depending on the weather.She wrote news stories for The Globe and Mail before being appointed national news reporter for globeandmail.com, and can attest that parliamentary Question Period feels much the same world-over.She
now writes news features for GlobeT.O., the print edition's weekly Toronto section.