This Saturday, March 28th, is Earth Hour 2009, a global climate awareness event. City officials here in the FoCo announced earlier this week that our city will be participating this year. At 8:30 pm the city and any residents who wish to participate will turn off the lights for one hour. Here's the scoop:
BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK CITY
The city of Fort Collins announced Monday March 23, that it will be a participating city in Earth Hour 2009, a global climate awareness event. More than 240 cities around the world have already committed to go dark for one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009, at 8:30pm MST. Fort Collins joins tens of millions of people worldwide who unite in a call for global action on climate change.
From Amman to Warsaw, city skylines will go dark for one hour as individuals, businesses, government buildings, schools, and major landmarks turn off non-essential lighting in what is projected to be the largest climate event in history.
During Earth Hour 2008, more than 50 million people in 400 cities on all seven continents turned off their lights as major icons also went dark, such as, the Sydney Opera House, the Coliseum in Rome, Stockholm's Royal Castle, the Empire State Building, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Google participated by turning its homepage black for an entire day to observe the event.
Participating cities in the U.S. include: Fort Collins, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, and Nashville with more signing up everday! For more information please visit Earth Hour.
Kids can visit Earth Hour Kids.
If your little corner of the world isn't participating, that doesn't mean you can't! My roommate and I are going to go downtown to check it out - should be a cool sight to see.
My good bloggy friend ...love Maegan out in Cali is hosting a li'l Earth Day Tote Bag Giveaway! [I get five entries just for posting about it, woot woot!!] Check out her very own line of earth-friendly, sassy-phrasey totes at beSMARTbeGREEN... and make your way over to the lovely Maegan's blog to find out how to enter the drawing yourself.
Aren't they sweet?!? I have a couple friends in mind who just might receive them as gifts from yours truly... And ever the hip hop luva, I have my eye on the "Check Yo Self before you Wreck Yo Self" tote for myself.
Go Planet Earth!!