Sunday, March 14, 2010

Earth Hour is on the horizon!

Notice the icon at the top right corner of your screen? What's Earth Hour all about?
Well, in less than two weeks, The Cobble Hill Association wants to see the skyline go dark.

On March 27th, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, a world wide event will take place called Earth Hour. It is a simple yet bold way to acknowledge climate change: turn off your lights.  In 2009, nearly one billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries in each of the seven continents turned off their lights to observe Earth Hour.

The Cobble Hill Association is a full supporter of this epic event, and urges everyone to take part. Local landmarks like the Empire State Building have already agreed to participate, and our State Assemblywoman Joan Millman is sponsoring a resolution that would officially recognize Earth Hour in New York. This legislation would also make the state an active participant by turning off all nonessential lights at the Executive Mansion and Capitol.

Read more in Assemblywoman Millman's press release and be sure to check out the official Earth Hour website

And if this whets your green appetite, stay tuned for more details on next month's electronics recycling event in Cobble Hill set for April 25th at PS29. Save your old electronics till then and read the recap of our previous success.

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