Spryte's Place: Earth Hour ~ Saturday March 28 ~ 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Check this out. I'll be turning off the lights on Saturday! I've been hearing about this everywhere - so join the cause. Our planet is worth it!
News from the bullseye (www.target.com):
Lights Out for Earth Hour
(3/25/09) The light display atop Target Plaza South will go dark for one hour Saturday night in participation of Earth Hour, a global climate change awareness effort led by the World Wildlife Fund.
Target will join organizations and individuals around the world as lights go dark at 8:30 p.m. in an effort to control energy consumption. Many downtown Minneapolis businesses are participating.
Electricity use in the state accounts for 35 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global climate change, according to Minnesota state officials. By participating with others around the world, we’re expressing our concern about climate change and demonstrating our commitment to finding solutions.
The lights atop Target Plaza in downtown Minneapolis will be turned off in support of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28.
We’re taking steps to reduce energy consumption every day. The light display atop Target Plaza is turned off every night at 2 a.m., and all headquarters buildings operate on emergency-only lighting after hours. Lights turn on every morning at a staggered schedule by floor based on demand. All lights are turned off at 7:30 p.m., when cleaning crews can turn on light switches based on where they’re working.
If you’d like to learn more or participate, visit EarthHourUS.org, then turn off your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more about Target’s sustainability initiatives, check out our most recent annual Corporate Responsibility Report.
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