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City of Carmel to Participate in Earth Hour this Saturday

City of Carmel to Participate in Earth Hour this Saturday

Post Date:03/23/2017
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City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date: March 23, 2017
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate
 
 
City of Carmel to Participate in Earth Hour this Saturday

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel is encouraging residents and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights, computers, cars and other electronic items as part of the worldwide Earth Hour event taking place on this Saturday, March 25, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. The City itself will also be participating by turning out all of the lights in and around City Hall as it has for the past eight years. By taking part in this global “lights out” event, Carmel will be acknowledging our commitment to personal and operational actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.

The Carmel Green Initiative will be on hand to provide s’mores and hot chocolate (so bring your reusable mugs) at Civic Square and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana will be partnering with the City to have binoculars available for star gazing and making glow in the dark necklaces. Both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (and their families) are invited to participate, as well as any boys or girls who are interested in joining the Scouts. This is an exciting partnership which will raise more awareness around this event and will involve the youth; who will be inheriting the world we leave behind.

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement that got its start in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then, it has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 170 countries and territories to take tangible climate action for over a decade. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in positively influencing climate change and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to shine a light on climate action.

To get a better sense of the magnitude and inspiring nature of the event, please take a moment to watch the Earth Hour 2017 video click here

"We are pleased to lend our support to Earth Hour this year and emphasize the importance of conserving our energy resources. This symbolic event allows hundreds of millions of people across the globe to participate in advocating for a change we should all support. Our city prides itself on being environmentally friendly, and this is one more way we can encourage our residents and businesses to care for our planet," said Mayor Jim Brainard.

For more information on Earth Hour, or to sign up as an individual for the event, click here.
To RSVP for Earth Hour at City Hall, please go to this website:click here
For more information on the City of Carmel's environmental initiatives, visit the City's website at click here.

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