March 28: Earth Hour Candlelight Vigil in Washington, DC

From: Rhys
Sent on: Thursday, March 19, 2009 12:26 AM

Why participate in Earth Hour alone when you can participate with other environmentalists?

Please join CarbonfreeDC the evening of Saturday, March 28 for a candlelight vigil outside the DC Mayor's Office to celebrate Earth Hour!

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On March 28, millions of people in over 1,500 cities around the world will be participating in "Earth Hour," when everyone turns off all non-essential lighting for one hour in an organized call for action to save our planet from climate change. This year, Washington, DC has heeded the call, with a number of city landmarks going dark--and you and your family and friends can take part!

Vigil Details

We will gather at 8:15pm outside the John Wilson Building (13 1/2 St & Pennsylvania Ave) and introduce ourselves. At precisely 8:30pm, three major landmarks within one block of us will go dark: the John Wilson Building, the National Theatre and the Willard Intercontinental Hotel... Earth Hour has officially begun! Once the lights are out, we'll light each others' candles (bring your own if you have them) and spend a few moments in reflection. After a few words and some discussion, we'll stroll around the block to view each of the participating buildings. We'll then walk 4 blocks south to finish the vigil at the Washington Monument. Afterward, for those interested, we'll regroup and go to a nearby restaurant/bar to continue celebrating! Learn more

Please Spread the Word!

We want the DC to turn out more lights and be more active than any other city in the world during this historic event so please pass this note along to anyone you think might want to take part. Let's all turn out and take action on March 28 at 8:30 pm.

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