Earth Hour Mahwah - 8:30PM March 26 - Mahwah Girl Scouts ask you to Shut Off Your Lights
Earth Hour and Girl Scouts Team Up to Honor the Planet
This partnership Encourages Environmental Education and Conservation
Earth Hour and Girls Scouts of the USA are collaborating to increase environmental education, awareness and action. This collaboration is part of the Earth Hour global campaign, launched today in Singapore, that marks the beginning of a new phase for Earth Hour to "go beyond the hour" – encouraging people to capture, share and inspire environmental conversation and action year-round.
Earth Hour is a global initiative that invites individuals, businesses,
governments and communities to turn off their lights for one hour – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 – to show support for environmentally sustainable action. In the United States, Earth Hour is partnering with the Girl Scouts to bring the movement to life.
"Our organizations have a common purpose – to create a better environment for future generations, " said Earth Hour Co-Founder and Executive Director Andy Ridley. "Girl Scouts make a tangible difference in their communities. The support of such a respected organization helps us contribute to the environmental education of young people and spread this global movement across generations and geographies. "
Initially a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour has become a global movement in which hundreds of millions of people from every continent join together to acknowledge the importance of protecting and improving the planet. Earth Hour 2010 was the world's largest global climate change initiative, with millions of participants in more than 4,600 cities across nearly 130 countries and territories. Since its inception in 2007, Earth
Hour's iconic "lights out" event has seen some of the world's most recognized landmarks switch off their lights, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Buckingham Palace inLondon, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and the Forbidden City in China.