Tuesday, March 4, 2008

City of Atlanta Raises Awareness Through Earth Hour...

On March 29, 2008, for one hour, the World Wildlife Fund and the City of Atlanta will ask residences and businesses to help raise awareness about climate change in an event called Earth Hour. This event, that will take place in homes, business and local communities from 8-9pm, requires one simple task; turning off your lights for one hour.

With Mayor Shirley Franklin as the Board Chair, and the City of Atlanta police, fire and emergency service departments supporting Earth Hour, we are sure to make this a safe and successful event. www.earthhourus.org <http://www.earthhourus.org/>

Earth Hour has transformed from a single event held last year in Australia into a global phenomenon. Last year, Sydney, Australia had 2.2 million residents participate and with they help of local business and monuments, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, they had a 10% drop in energy use for one hour.

Currently, there are more than 11 cities across the world who have pledged to take place in this event and raise awareness. Atlanta is just one of the 3 sister cities in the US that support our flagship city of Chicago, Illinois.

We will be targeting all Atlanta neighborhoods in this effort including the Atlanta skyline (Bank of America, Westin Peachtree Plaza, 1180 Peachtree, etc). We will not ask for business to close or stop running, just for fa├žade lighting to be turned off and perhaps darken unnecessary interiors through candle light or dimmers.

Green Express couriers will deliver Earth Hour posters during the month of March with each of its deliveries in the Metro Atlanta area.