Earth Hour 2015: Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
a global community that is taking action toward a more sustainable
future. A simple idea to switch off your lights for an hour has become the world's fastest growing environmental movement.
On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. the City of Virginia Beach will participate for a second time in this global initiative by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour. Through this symbolic action, the City strives to encourage residents and businesses to turn off their lights, and to find ways in which they can become more sustainable.
Last year some of the most
recognizable buildings in Virginia Beach turned off their lights for an hour:
- Westin Tower
- Armada Hoffler Tower
- City Seal on Mount Trashmore Park
- Virginia Beach Convention Center
- Sandler Center for Performing Arts
- Virginia Aquarium
- Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
- Tidewater Community College – Virginia
- Advanced Technology Center
- Virginia Beach City Public Schools
- City of Virginia Beach
- Croc's 19th Street Bistro
- Virginia Natural Gas
Together we can inspire change, big or small, to change the world we live in.
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for you to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment:
- It’s been the source of inspiration for millions of people taking steps toward a cleaner, safer future.
- It’s not just about saving energy for one hour; it’s about going beyond the hour with lasting, behavior-changing actions for a sustainable planet.
When was the Earth Hour established?
In 2015 the Earth Hour campain will mark its ninth consecutive year. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event, which was held on March 31 2007, in Sydney, Australia.
How to participate?
There are lots of ways you can take action for Earth Hour. The City is encouraging residents and businesses to turn off their lights on March 28 at 8:30 p.m. for an hour.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Mark Podolinsky at email@example.com