Chicagoans and North Parkers Encouraged to Participate in Earth Hour

Earth Hour

CHICAGO, IL (March 28, 2008) – On Saturday, March 29, Chicago-area residents and businesses are being urged to turn out their lights for one hour. From 8 to 9 p.m., signature skyscrapers, key landmarks, theater marquees, and shops on the Magnificent Mile will turn off their lights voluntarily, signaling their commitment to help fight global warming.

On the campus of North Park University, the lights in Old Main, the school's oldest structure, will be shut off for the hour. This is of particular interest, as it will mark the first time that the lights in the Old Main cupola will be turned off since the building was remodeled in 1986.

For more information on Earth Hour, please visit the Earth Hour web site.

"One person can make a difference. Cities, working together, can change the world.

One hour, Chicago. Earth Hour."