Hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their non-essential lights on March 23rd from 8:30-9:30 pm for the world’s largest collective display of commitment to protect the planet. During this time, a proclamation by Kendall W. Lane, Mayor of the City of Keene, will be read during a candlelight public Earth Hour gathering held at the Central Square Common. In case of inclement weather, we will meet by candle light at the St James Church 44 West Street.
The City of Keene, having gained national and international recognition for its practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourages businesses, governmental buildings and residences to join in by going dark for one hour.
Many towns and cities, world wide, are already facing the staggering costs of weather driven to extremes by climate change, and the resulting power outages, flooded roadways, shuttered businesses, and damaged homes are becoming more and more frequent. Cities across America understand these risks and are taking practical measures to prepare.
For more information http://worldwildlife.org/earthhour. or call Valerie Piedmont, Director The Sustainability Project for more information. 603-209-7272