March 23, 2010

Earth Hour March 27th 8:30-9:30pm

Join the City of Reno and millions of people around the world

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Earth Hour is March 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. (local time)
Posted Date: 3/22/2010
The City of Reno will join millions of people around the world in a bold statement showing concern for our planet.

On Saturday, March 27 the historic Reno Arch along with Reno City Hall and other city buildings will go dark for one hour in recognition of Earth Hour. The symbolic event is from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time. Along with the darkening of the Reno Arch, downtown businesses have also been asked to join in this effort by turning off exterior or non-essential lights.

Sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is the largest event of its kind in the world. According to World Wildlife Fund, in 2009, nearly one billion people from 4,100 cities in 87 countries turned off their lights, as well as international landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids, and the city skylines of Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv. The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness about climate change issues, to encourage businesses, individuals, and government to take actions to reduce their carbon emissions and their impact on the environment in their daily lives and operations. 

At a recent City Council meeting, Jessica Henning, a University of Nevada Reno student, brought awareness of this global event and the importance of Reno’s involvement.

Extinguishing non-essential lights for one hour will help show that Reno stands with the rest of the world in seeking solutions about climate change and bringing awareness about environmental concerns. The City of Reno encourages all residents to join in this symbolic statement by turning off all non-essential lighting in government buildings, schools, landmarks, businesses, and households between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27.

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