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Reminder: City to Turn Out Lights for Annual “Earth Hour” Saturday Night

Good morning, and happy Friday!
This is a reminder that Redwood City is taking part in the World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour, by turning off all non-essential lights at City Hall and in Courthouse Square from 8:30 – 9:30 pm tomorrow night. You and your neighbors are encouraged to participate in this symbolic activity – please read the news release below for all the details.
Thanks,
~ malcolm

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For Immediate Release
March 4, 2013

 

Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305

Community Members Invited to Join the City for the World Wildlife Fund’s “Earth Hour” – Lights Out for One Hour on March 23rd

Redwood City, CA – On Saturday, March 23, at 8:30 p.m., thousands of cities around the world will go dark for one hour during Earth Hour, the annual campaign by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness of the environmental challenges we all face, such as climate change.

 

The   entire Redwood City community is invited to participate in this  symbolic gesture, by turning off the lights in their homes and  businesses for an hour. It is easy to forget how much   we depend on the planet for so many things like food, fuel, water, and   fresh air and that the actions we take – from the energy we use to the   food we buy – have an effect on the world. Earth Hour is an opportunity  to share in exhibiting a commitment to protect our planet not just for  one hour a year, but every day.

 

Redwood   City will be turning off all non-essential lights at City Hall and in Courthouse Square for one hour, from 8:30 – 9:30 pm, on Saturday, March   23rd, 2013, and encourages community members to join in the effort.

 

On  Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations  and governments around the world will come   together to make a bold  statement about their concern for climate  change by doing something  quite simple-turning off their lights for one   hour. Participation is  easy. By turning off lights on March 23 at 8:30  p.m. local time  community members will be symbolizing making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and  prosperous America.
To learn more, and to discover what else community members can do, visit http://worldwildlife.org/earthhour For an update on the City of Redwood City’s environmental initiatives, see the City’s 2013 Strategic Initiatives Update.

 

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services. Subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter and other City documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/newsletters.

 

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