Mon March 18, 2013
Earth Calendar for March 18th and March 19th
Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
The first Earth Hour took place in 2007, when 2.2 million residents of Sydney Australia participated by turning off all non-essential lights. Following Sydney's lead, many other cities around the world adopted the event in 2008. Earth Hour 2013 will be held on March 23rd, across the globe from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time. Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment. Earth Hour is about collective impact, beyond the hour. It has now become much more than a symbolic action. It has evolved into a continuous movement driving real actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in. To learn more about how you and your community can participate, visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Explore Farbach Werner’s preserved land in search of early wildflowers, migrant birds and amphibians. This strenuous off-trail hike is for adults; children over 12 may attend if accompanied by an adult. March 23rd, 11:00 am. For more information and registration please visit www.greatparks.org