About eco pursuits I'm rarely cynical. See a bug. Hug it. But Earth Hour? One big yawn. Call me a bore – or boar. But it's hard to get excited about symbolic gestures when much of what governments and businesses already do when it comes to saving the planet is symbolic. They're all keen, alright, on recycling every trick in the eco awareness book, as long as it doesn't hurt the bottom line. The Antarctic shelf, meanwhile, is cracking and crumbling into the ocean. And all we can do is complain about the lingering piles of winter snow. Catch those province-wide flood warnings issued by Queen's Park Monday? We're barely keeping our heads above water. Cry me a river, right? Perhaps a special thanks to all those bank and office towers in the core to cut their flourescents to "honour" Earth Hour – even if the rest of the year these blinding monoliths are killing migratory birds by the thousands. Now there's a switch. Yeah, tell it to the Boreal.