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Northwestern Supports Earth Hour March 28

Northwestern students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in an initiative acknowledging the effects of global climate change.

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March 11, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Earth Hour, an initiative acknowledging the effects of global climate change, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

As part of Earth Hour, individuals are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour -- from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local time -- to acknowledge the threat posed by global climate change to the world and its economic well-being.

Northwestern is among more than a dozen leading colleges and universities participating in Earth Hour, and Chicago is one of the key cities taking part in the symbolic event.

Earth Hour is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. In 2008, more than 50 million individuals participated from around the world, including businesses, individuals and government leaders from more than 400 cities. The ultimate goal is to enact national climate legislation through raised awareness of the climate crisis.
Topics: Campus Life