Camden County Earth Hour

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Earth Hour – March 28 – 8:30pm-9:30pm

The St. Marys EarthKeepers are pleased to announce that the cities of St. Marys, Kingsland and Woodbine, along with Camden County have issued a joint proclamation declaring countywide participation in EARTH HOUR, 2009.

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the World Wildlife Fund wherein governments, businesses and households are asked to turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to protect our planet through energy conservation.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people participating. International landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Coliseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

The Earth Hour 2009 goal is an ambitious one: One billion people switching off their lights as part of a global movement and statement. Over 80 countries and territories have pledged their support during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday. In the United States, cities such as New York, St. Louis, Atlanta and even Las Vegas are joining in along with countless others in our nation.

St. Marys EarthKeepers Chair Frank Quinby said, “This is an extraordinary movement and one that will make a huge impact in terms of energy savings and represents a visible commitment to a more sustainable future as well. Earth Hour is a time for everyone to take action and become great Earth stewards.”

We urge all residents to join in on March 28 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Let’s show the world that Camden County cares! Collectively, by turning out the lights, we can create a brighter tomorrow.

For more information visit www.earthhour.org or www.stmarysearthkeepers.com or call 912-729-1103.

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