Tuesday, March 19, 2013

City Hall lights to go out for an hour; your jokes begin in 3, 2, 1

Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Savannah City Hall will go dark for an hour this Saturday night as part of Earth Hour, a global event to promote energy conservation.

From 8:30-9:30 p.m. March 23, "all of the interior and exterior lights at City Hall will be turned off, including the lights that illuminate the iconic gold dome and clock face," says a City spokesperson. "The City encourages our residents, businesses and fellow government organizations to participate in Earth Hour by also going dark for the hour.

The City of Savannah is participating in Earth Hour as part of its Thrive initiative, which promotes environmental sustainability within the organization with the goal of reducing City Government’s carbon footprint by 15 percent by the year 2020.

Earth Hour is the largest voluntary action for the environment in the world, with almost 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories taking part. Check it out at www.earthhour.org

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