WORLD EARTH HOUR – SATURDAY MARCH 28th 2015 – 8.30pm
And on the subject of STARS shining in the dark…I Wonder how many of you will support this good cause and go ” dark ” for an hour tonight ? To let your inner caring light shine…
Sometimes it’s more important to consider the bigger picture isn’t it ?
The World we live in and the Earth that supports us more naturally
The NTC 15 Remote cast are maybe slightly more aware now of ” issue based ” drama and what that really means.
The need to protest and fight for a “good” cause , to believe in the power of collective action and the overwhelming desire to protect ourselves on all life’s demanding fronts
To arm ourselves with knowledge that will help us grow into brighter people and better citizens of the World, forever.
PACE is very small in the world …a tiny speck of theatre dust in global daily affairs. But no less relevant are its’ Youth members who can take action still in their desire to change the world for good. It’s your world after all .
Earth Hour is one of those things all PACE can take part in – equally without casting or division .
The drama is more to do with ” existence ” than ” show ” and that is always something to naturally support and be part of.
The Earth is staging a glorious “lights out” festival tonight all over the planet , as cities , towns , villages and homes turn off their lights for an hour to draw awareness to the plight of the natural world as it suffers at the hands of Man.
Climate Change is the biggest dilemma to face the Earth and one which our generation are now seeing the effects of …it will only get worse if we don’t “unite togehter and act to change” before it’s too late.
Switching off your house lights is a simple thing to do , switching off your bedroom light , your small “screen” that lights up your current social Life , is simpler still.
And here is where I need YOU to act:
I am encouraging all REMOTE cast , all PACE members , to do just that – to switch off not only their lights , but their phones and iPads and MacBooks and laptops too – just for an hour – an hour to let you to take a Personal inner breath and think of the bigger picture of the world around you; putting your life however small – into a bigger better self perspective
No distraction , no time stream , no refresh , no “status” to update – just your thoughts and a sense of being connected to others in the world who care the same , at that moment in time
Join us please in doing just that – join us all, in caring enough to “switch off and unplug ” for an Earth Hour!
60 minutes is such little sacrifice to make to become more self worthy in your attitude to your life
In 60 years your World may look very different and you may not be so lucky as to have the chance to switch off a house light or a Social Media screen ….if you don’t start looking up and round about you at what we are creating for our projected planet’s future.
If not for you …then for your children. Because you hopefully will all have children of your own one day , who like you at the moment , won’t see this as important just now , who think: ” I’ll care about that later! ”
…but …this generation is the last generation , scientists reckon , that can do something actively about things , after this , they say ….it’s going to be too late – for the Earth.
Education , Awareness , Action , a Duty of Care, is key!
As a 70 year old , wouldn’t you like to think you made a difference and did your global “bit” for humanity , the environment and the Earth ?
That you cared enough to stop and think, to maybe even switch off and look up for a meaningful moment.
In a perfect world , all PACE would come togehter to do this , we would all , as in the Earth Hour video , wear flowers in our hair and dance around in ” lights off ” T shirts, waving banners of protest and actively taking on the Challenge of Saving our Planet.
In a Perfect world everything would be different. But life’s not like that and some will never care , can’t care , won’t care.
But we can still even as a few ” thoughtful ” individuals make a positive difference tonignt at 8.30pm and CARE
Even by thinking of and actually performing this small “act” connects you to a bigger, more careful picture of EARTH!
It makes you start to think about things in a less predictable way…
It gives you fresh perspective when “Social Media”just pushes you into a tiny minded niche.
It lets you appreciate the things around you in your life : your family , your home , your opportunities, that others aroud the world don’t have, things like :
Freedom of Speech
The Right to be Creative.
It kicks starts a desire to better yourself in whatever small ways.
It changes you for a moment – for Good
I believe the best performers on any stage are the ones who let their spirit for life act for them, who naturally give them self in any Space because they are “self full” not selfish in their day to day lives
I want PACE Youth Theatre to be a place where people care about making a difference to the future , for the future
Make a difference to your PACE experience and switch off tonigt , to switch on, to a brighter way here – tomorrow.
Let me know what you are doing or what you did for Earth Hour tonight …I am really interested to find out what you think of this cause and if it is something you want to do more of in the future at PACE ?
I am proposing starting a student fund raise body soon that will actively give back here in so many ways and as part of that human effort , raise the profile of other global issues that affect young people today around the Globe.
Worthy drama for worthier performers.
Culture need not always be theatrical or artisically orientated
Culture is a mindset that lifts people on to a higher level in many more fulfilling ways in Life.
We learn through experience , so let tonight be an experience you begin to teach yourself to live better by.
Set your reminder on your phone and then switch off and look up
We are Powerful beyond measure …when we act as ONE