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CITY TO OBSERVE EARTH HOUR
Residents asked to turn off non-essential lighting on
Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.
as a gesture of solidarity for global climate protection
Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the City will join with media partners The Honolulu Advertiser and Clear Channel Communications for a one-week media campaign to generate public participation in Earth Hour, slated for Saturday, March 29, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or longer.
Mayor Hannemann said, "Since signing the Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement in 2005, the City, through our 21st Century Ahupua'a program, has been very proactive in finding ways to break our dependence on fossil fuels and conserve energy. Earth Hour is more than just a gesture. It's an opportunity for people to show that they have the power to work together to make a difference."
Begun last year in
In a recent letter, World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Carter S. Roberts praised the mayor's involvement: "Thanks for not only your attention to the critical issue of climate change, but also your willingness to engage your fellow citizens."
Being an active part of Earth Hour is easy to do. The mayor and other leaders of Earth Hour ask that:
Keith Rollman, 768-7658
|Monday, March 24, 2008|