Thursday, March 4, 2010

UIC is Participating in Earth Hour

Once again, UIC is participating in Earth Hour!  In case you didn't hear about it last year, or the year before...

On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour.

In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.

Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America.

On campus, UIC facility managers will help power down non-essential lights and equipment for Earth Hour, but they can't do it all without you. If you work in an office on campus, remember to power down non-essential equipment in your office before you leave for the weekend.  If you're a student going away for spring break, remember to do this in your room on campus or at home!

Pledge your support for Earth Hour at http://www.earthhour.org, and let us know in the comments how you plan to spend your hour.

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