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Earth Hour 2014All over the United States and the World, major landmarks, cities and businesses will be participating in Earth Hour

In the US this year, you’ll see landmarks such as  the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Chrysler Building, Times Square and The Empire State Building in New York, the Willis Tower in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Space Needle in Seattle all going dark at 8:30pm tonight to celebrate Earth Hour.

The whole city of Las Vegas is also going dark, along with many of the hotels and casinos on the strip. If Vegas can join in an hour to make a statement, shouldn’t we all be able to turn it all off for an hour?

 

March 29th 8:30pm: Going Dark to make a statement!

We talk about going dark for beauty when we post over an over about tanning at Veranda Sun. But tonight as Chicago, NYC, Seattle, Las Vegas and many cities and towns all over the world, lets go dark to help teach the world about important environmental issues.

“Earth Hour has always been more than just about lights off, it’s about people from all walks of life coming together throughout the year to show what they can do to protect the planet”

“What makes Earth Hour different is that it empowers people to take charge and to use their power to make a difference. The movement inspires a mixture of collective and individual action, so anyone can do their part,”

Andy Ridley, CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour from the movement’s home in Singapore.

Earth Hour Crowdfunding

 

So what is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement of WWF. Headquartered in Singapore, Earth Hour is one of the first open sourced environmental campaigns; it has grown from a symbolic event in one city into a global movement, crowdsourcing actions from individuals, businesses, organizations and governments to generate environmental outcomes. In 2014, Earth Hour Blue sees the movement enter the most exciting stage of its evolution, to be at the forefront of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing for causes, innovation and creativity for the planet.

 

Earth Hour in Denver

According to the Denver Post:

“In Denver, nonessential lights will be turned off in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building and the Minoru Yasui Building. The Colorado Convention Center will participate by turning off most of its exterior lights. The Denver Performing Arts Complex also will join in.

At the Northfield Stapleton shopping center in Denver, three restaurants will serve customers by candlelight during Earth Hour. The participating restaurants are La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, and TGI Fridays.

Hard Rock Cafe Denver also is taking part, turning off some of its lighting, including the signature neon guitar sign outside the cafe on the 16th Street Mall.”

The DIA (Denver International Airport) will also join in the international for the first time this year.