City of Savannah to Observe Earth Hour

The City of Savannah will participate in the worldwide Earth Hour event by darkening City Hall between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, seeks to increase awareness of climate change and promote energy conservation by encouraging individuals, businesses, institutions and organizations to turn out their lights for that one hour on March 28.

By agreeing to go dark, Savannah joins more than 1,800 communities across the globe participating in the event. Landmarks across the globe, including the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House, as well as thousands of homes and businesses, will go dark during Earth Hour. Savannah encourages its citizens, businesses and institutional partners to also participate in Earth Hour, as well as take direct action to reduce the size of their carbon footprint.

The City of Savannah is in the middle of an organization wide energy audit, being conducted by Georgia Tech, whose goal is to create recommendations for making City government buildings more energy efficient.

It’s part of Savannah City Council’s larger Thrive initiative, which seeks to reduce Savannah City Government’s carbon footprint by 15 percent by 2020.

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