Earth Hour

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Earth Hour 2019: Saturday, March 30​ from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Girl with candle

What is Earth H​​our?

 
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. 
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 ​ ​When was the Earth Hour established?

In 2019 the Earth Hour campaign will mark its 13​th 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 fut​ure. 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 30​​ at 8:30 p.m. the City of Virginia Beach will participate  for a sixth​ time in this global initiative by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour. See ​Mayor's 2018 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. 

 Participation

2019 Participants

  1. Armada Hoffler Tower
  2. Atrium Resort
  3. Beach Quarters Resort
  4. Boardwalk Villas Resort
  5. Clark Nexsen Tower (Town Center)
  6. Crocs 19th St Bistro
  7. Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach
  8. Joy Catalano Reality
  9. Liberty Engineering, P.C.
  10. Oceanaire
  11. Ocean Key Resort
  12. Ocean Sands Resort
  13. Old Dominion University – Virginia Beach Campus
  14. Operation Smile
  15. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  16. Turtle Cay Resort
  17. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  18. Virginia Beach Convention Center
  19. VSA Association Management
  20. VSA Resorts
  21. Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  22. ​YMCA at Town Center

The VSA Resorts listed above have done the following: 
  • ​Wine & cheese for our guests from 8:30-9:30pm
  • Lobbies to be illuminated with candles when the lights are turned out.
  • Guest will be given glow sticks, glow bracelets, and glow glasses. Full on Glow Party!!
  • Possibly will  have an acoustic guitarist at each property

 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 30​ at 8:30 p.m. for an hour.

For questions regarding this event, please contact Mark Podolinsky at mpodolin@vbgov.com.

Illustrating Earth Hour"s story