For Immediate Release
March 27, 2014
Public Communication and Engagement Manager
Community Members Invited to Join the City for the
Annual World Wildlife Fund's "Earth Hour"
Residents are encouraged to turn their lights off for one hour on Saturday, March 29th in recognition of environmental challenges
Redwood City, Calif. - On Saturday, March 29, at 8:30pm, 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. 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.
Redwood City will be turning off all non-essential lights at City Hall and in Courthouse Square for one hour, from 8:30 - 9:30pm, on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, and encourages community members to join in the effort. Participation is easy. By turning off lights on March 29 at 8:30pm, local time, community members will be symbolizing making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America. The entire Redwood City community is invited to participate in this symbolic gesture.
Earth Hour is intended to remind residents about our level of dependence on the planet for life essentials such as 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 for our entire City to share in the commitment to protect our planet not just for one hour a year, but every day," states Mayor Jeffrey Gee.
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 2014 Strategic Initiatives Update.