Earth Hour: Turn Off Your Lights on March 29

March 25, 2008
Earth Hour demonstrates how small actions on a large scale can have a tremendous impact on energy consumption
Earth Hour, a global energy conservation initiative, provides building owners and managers with a prime opportunity to showcase their commitment to energy conservation. The worldwide effort calls for individuals and businesses to tunr off all non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday, March 29, between 8 and 9 p.m.

Earth Hour is run by the World Wildlife Fund and is aimed at demonstrating how small actions on a large scale can have a tremendous impact on energy consumption. The endeavor is a great way to highlight the commercial real estate industry's energy-efficiency and sustainability efforts in a global context.

To participate, go to ( to register your buildings. Plan ahead and coordinate with the appropriate personnel from your buildings to ensure that all non-essential lighting is off during the hour.

After the event, statistics will be posted at ( about how many people around the world participated and approximately how much energy was saved.

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