Lights out for Earth Hour 2014: March 29 2013 at 8:30pm!

On Saturday 29 March 2013 from 8:30-9:30pm, Roosevelt University will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our locations and facilities across the whole campus for

This year launches another way to support the Earth. Earth Hour Blue harnesses the power of the crowd to raise funds for on-the-ground environmental projects from across the world.

For example, the crowdfunding section of the new site will provide opportunities to participate in projects such as delivering energy efficient stoves to families in Madagascar, help communities in the Philippines to build fiberglass boats to withstand climate impacts like Typhoon Haiyan and raise funds to expand and conserve the iconic Table Mountain National Park in South Africa, and more to be announced.

Earth Hour has grown to involve hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life across 7000 cities and towns and 154 countries and territories.  Individuals can also use Earth Hour’s crowdsourcing platform for Earth Hour Blue, which will call for people to add their voice to some of the biggest environmental campaigns across the world; including an Instagram campaign for people to share their love of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, as part of WWF-Australia’s “Lights Out For The Reef” theme for Earth Hour 2014.

For more information visit www.earthhour.org, where you can sign up to switch off, share your action and celebrate with the people of the world your commitment to the one thing we all have in common – the planet.

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