Sat 8:30 PM

Earth Hour 2014

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When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM  
All around the world
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Costs: - The World: Free
Contact: Allison Potteiger   (847) 467-4286
Group: NU Office of Sustainability
Category: Global & Civic Engagement
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Northwestern University is continuing its participation in Earth Hour, a global initiative to raise awareness about climate change and to demonstrate that in working together, we can make a difference. This year, the theme is "Use Your Power" and on Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, the world will voluntarily turn off their lights and other unneeded electronic items to reduce energy consumption. NU will join with others across the region to conserve as much electricity as possible in symbolic support for the environment. This will be the sixth year the Evanston and Chicago campuses have participated in Earth Hour.

Faculty and staff should be extra conscious on Friday, March 28, to ensure all electronics are unplugged and lights are turned off for the weekend. Students should shut off all electronics before leaving campus and participate in Earth Hour wherever they are over Spring break!

Eco-Reps will host an Earth Hour event during Earth Week (April 20-25) spring quarter to engage students in conserving energy and to promote sustainability at NU.