Get ready to switch off the lights.Gee, does that mean we have to turn off the computer too? okay, for one hour I could do it.

“Earth Hour, March 29, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative to “turn off the lights” in cities around the world for one hour, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on March 29 to inspire individuals and businesses to take practical action to reduce their own carbon footprint.

Chicago is the U.S. Earth Hour flagship city. Mayor Richard M. Daley has declared the event a major part of his environmental program “Conserve Chicago Together” and several signature skyscrapers, shops on the Magnificent Mile, and key landmarks, such as the Sears Tower, Navy Pier’s Ferris Wheel, and Wrigley Field. Earth Hour is a completely voluntary program, so the city won’t go completely dark. Planners for the event have been working closely with city public safety officials and building engineers to ensure that while Chicago makes a dramatic statement with its lights out, it will do so safely. Street lights, lobby lights in public spaces, hospital lights and any lights deemed to impact public safety or vital services will remain on. It is also advisable to use flashlights instead of candles during Earth Hour.

ComEd, a member of the Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council, is a major sponsor of Earth Hour. More information, along with interactive features and resources for families, individuals, businesses and communities can be found at www.earthhour.org.”

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