Earth Hour 2016: Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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 2016 the Earth Hour campaign will mark its 10th 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.
Join us at Earth Hour and be a part of 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.
Together we can inspire change, big or small, to change the world we live in.
Virginia Beach Involvement
On Saturday, March 19 at 8:30 p.m. the City of Virginia Beach will participate for a third time in this global initiative by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour. See the Mayor's 2015 proclamation here.
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.
In 2015, some of the most
recognizable buildings in Virginia Beach turned off their lights for an hour:
- STIHL, Inc.
- Operation Smile
- Armada Hoffler
- Westin Tower
- Clark Nexsen Tower
- ODU Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
- 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 Municipal Center
- Croc's 19th Street Bistro
- Ocean Sands Resort
- The Atrium Resort
- The Ocean Key Resort
- VSA Resorts
- Virginia Natural Gas Corporate Office
- Brock Environmental Center
- Germanos Defense Services
- Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park - Light Garden Sculpture
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 19 at 8:30 p.m. for an hour.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Mark Podolinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org