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Posted on: March 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] EARTH HOUR 2014 – MARCH 29 FROM 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Eiffel Tower Dark and Light

Beginning in Sydney, Australia in 2007, Earth Hour is now celebrated in over 100 countries. All across the world, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time, businesses and homes will show their commitment to saving our planet by going dark to promote awareness of green energy practices. Earth Hour has been a major success, reaching across racial, religious, and legal boundaries, bringing the world together for one common cause - our earth. In 2012, Earth Hour dark celebrations were so numerous that astronauts on the international space station could see entire cities going dark!

2013 marked the first time the SDSU Ecology Club participated in this world event. In the Student Union, lights were turned down in the main hall to promote awareness of green energy production. In 2014, the SDSU Ecology Club is making Earth Hour a campus and community wide event, with games, prizes, and an informational speaker to show how everyone can profit (seriously, PROFIT!) from adopting green energy practices.

Join us in celebration of Earth Hour 2014! From 8:30-9:30 p.m. on March 29th, turn off your lights at home, work, and everywhere. Help promote green energy practices to ensure a strong future for everyone!

Earth Hour Brookings 2014 will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Jack’s Place,
SDSU Student Union, on March 29, 2014
7:30—Commencement Address
7:30-8:30—Informational bazaar with “Green” Bingo and food
8:30—Lights go out: Informational speaker, live entertainment, and more
9:30—Lights come back on—Earth Hour 2014 officially ends—feel free to hang out and socialize

What is “Green” Energy?
Green energy is a generic term for energy practices that are considered environmentally friendly. Green energies are clean (no green-house gas emissions) and/or renewable. Usually, they are less common than traditional fossil fuel energy sources—but in some countries they have outgrown their fossil fuel counterparts. Examples of green energy sources include wind energy generated from wind turbines, hydroelectric power from dams (like the Hoover Dam), solar radiation from the sun, nuclear power, and biomass sources such as algae.

Sponsored by the Brookings Sustainability Council. For more information, please contact (605) 692-6281 or lcarruthers@cityofbrookings.org.

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