Earth Hour 2014: Saturday, March 29 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 29 at 8:30 p.m. the City of Virginia Beach will participate for a first 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.
Some of the most
recognizable buildings in Virginia Beach will be participating:
- 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 2014 the Earth Hour campain will mark its eighth 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. Whether you’re a social media fan or a hands-on organizer, you’re sure to find some inspiration right here! Register here.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Mark Podolinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org