The Village of Mount Prospect plans to participate in the Earth Hour campaign on Saturday (March 31) by turning off all non-essential lighting from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. (All essential lighting such as street lights, traffic signals, and public safety lights will remain on.) The aim of Earth Hour is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change the planet for the better. Last year, many world famous sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Egypt, and even Wrigley Field remained dark as a symbol of environmental action. Residents are encouraged to particpate as well and the Village encourages people to think beyond the one hour timeframe and think about ways to conserve energy. For more info on Earth Hour, go to www.earthhour.org .
Public Green Category: Earth Hour
Earth Hour 2011 takes place on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm. Earth Hour 2010 gained participation from 128 countries and territories across the world, making 2010 the largest Earth Hour thus far. Earth Hour began in Australia in 2007, and since then has steadily been gaining momentum. This year, extend the hour, and contemplate what you can do to make a difference!
For more information, visit the Earth Hour website.