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Earth Hour is upon us Saturday

On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m., a global event will take place, when millions of people will turn their lights out for one hour to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

Last year, more than 50 million people participated, and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Coliseum in Rome. In Israel, President Shimon Peres personally turned off the lights in Tel Aviv. Even Google’s homepage went black.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger. Already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part, including Seattle. Cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

To join the movement visit www.earthhourus.org. The site includes ways to spread the word about Earth Hour, plus creative things to do when the lights go out.

We will be joining this event and wanted to share this with our community. May it grow from here.

Michael John

and Netsah Zylinsky

Oak Harbor

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