I will never understand why people make a big deal about earth hour and participating in it. Turning your lights off for an hour on one day a year is not a huge hassle and I think everyone should participate in it. An hour is convenient enough and can help save our planet.
I like the idea of having designated times or even days where people try to conserve energy or resources however deciding that one specific hour on one specific day is very inconvenient. Anyone trying to get any kind of work done past sunset will need to have the lights on. A kid trying to do homework at night will need to have lights on. Rather than focusing on one hour people should try to conserve their use of energy and resources all the time.