EARTH DAY NETWORK TO DIM LIGHTS IN SUPPORT OF EARTH HOUR AT 8:30 PM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 27
March 25, 2010
Earth Day Network
202-518-0044 ext. 21
EARTH DAY NETWORK TO DIM LIGHTS IN SUPPORT
OF EARTH HOUR AT 8:30 PM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Joins the growing list of supporting organizations that are committing to take a stand by turning the lights out on pollution and creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2010 – Earth Day Network announced today that they will turn off all non-essential lighting at their Washington, DC offices and homes for Earth Hour, and encourage their members to do the same.
Earth Hour, which takes place Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. local time, is an event in which millions of Americans will turn out their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change and toward creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future. 2010 marks the third year of the event, which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and nearly a billion people around the world, as lights dimmed on such global icons as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney’s Opera House, the Great Pyramids of Gaza and New York’s Empire State Building.
With less than 30 days to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Network staff have pledged to turn off all non-essential lights for Earth Hour. These actions demonstrate the commitment of millions worldwide in the ongoing fight against climate change. Next month, Earth Day Network expects one billion people in 190 countries to take action on the behalf of the plant for Earth Day 2010.
Notable U.S. landmarkssuch as Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, Sea World in Orlando, the strip in Las Vegas, New York’s Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral, California’s Santa Monica Pier and the Space Needle in Seattle are among the hundreds of sites that will turn off non-essential lighting for the hour, in what is expected to be the largest-ever call-to-action on climate change.
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.
Earth Day Network campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. The organization has a global reach with a network of more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. Earth Day Network is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.