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Earth Hour Candlelight Vigil

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! 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 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). 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!
What to Bring / What to Wear There is a good chance that photographers with local news outlets may join us. We encourage you to be creative... wear all black and paint your face.... bring homemade signs and your black lab... dress your kid up as an iceberg... you name it! Please share your ideas in the comment box on this event page. Also, if you have your own candles, please bring them... we may run out!
Behavior Please be considerate of vehicles and pedestrians during the vigil. We do not have permits to walk on the streets or block walkways.

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  • Andreas

    It was a great event. I really enjoyed it, solemn but worth while. I liked the end at the monument where people expressed thoughts and opinions about climate change.
    It was most rewarding when the next day I saw on the news other parts of the world participating and how something like this is growing.

    March 30, 2009

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    It was an awesome event even though it rained. There was a good group of people who really seemed passionate about the environment and I made some very good connections.

    March 29, 2009

  • Paul C.

    Great chance to stand with people on a subject we all should care about

    March 29, 2009

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