Event Notices Health & Environment

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 27th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

In case you see Boston plunge into darkness tonight, don’t worry … it’s just Earth Hour 2010 where participating businesses and residents will turn off their lights for an hour. The international campaign is intended to bring awareness to climate change .

The City of Boston has signed on to participate.  Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour 2010 will take place on March 27th from 8:30 to 9:30 pm and asks participants to extinguish all non-essential lighting during this one hour.  Boston will be among over 400 cities world wide that have pledged to shut off lights for Earth Hour and Mayor Menino asks all residents and business to participate by shutting off all non-essential lighting for Earth Hour.

Help Us Celebrate Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a great opportunity for all Boston residents to join city officials and other civic and business leaders in demonstrating how we are working together to reduce the risk of climate change and to showcase your individual contributions to the larger solution.

What Do I Have to Do for Earth Hour?

Earth Hour participants are asked to turn off all non-essential lighting for their buildings, especially architectural lighting, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 27th.  Any lighting that is essential for active use or related to public safety, such as street and emergency lighting, should be kept on.  If any lights need to remain on for additional functions within the building, we ask that the shades be drawn if possible.