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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.

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