Lights out: Community urged to take part in Earth Hour
St. Charles City Council President Laurie Feldman, Ward 3, is encouraging residents in the city to turn off their lights for one hour this weekend in support of Earth Hour.
“In addition to this symbolic event, our city can gain recognition for its efforts related to climate change through the Earth Hour City Challenge,” Feldman said.
At 8:30 p.m. on Sat., March 23, thousands of cities around the world will go “dark” for one hour during Earth Hour, in support of World Wildlife’s campaign to raise awareness of the environmental challenges such as climate change.
“As a resident of St. Charles, I am turning out my lights and urge our community to take part in Earth Hour, as well,” Feldman said.
Earth Hour calls for turning off all non-essential lights in and around government buildings, city residences, etc. and the promotion of the event, while encouraging landmarks and businesses in the community to join the effort.
“I challenge everyone in our city to take part in Earth Hour and participate in World Wildlife’s Earth Hour City Challenge,” Feldman said. “I hope you will consider helping our families and fellow residents by preparing for our collective future.”