High Point monument to dim lights for Earth Hour

| 21 Mar 2014 | 02:17

    The Friends of High Point State Park will participate in Earth Hour 2014 and the darkening of the High Point State Park Monument lights for the entire night on Saturday, March 29.

    Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative inviting individuals, businesses, governments, and communities to turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action and a better future for our planet.

    Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour. The Earth Hour initiative has been growing ever since. Earth Hour 2011 set a new record as 5,251 communities in 135 countries across all seven continents joined in the global display of action, and marked the beginning of Beyond the Hour, a new global community commitment promoting lasting actions to create a more sustainable planet. Earth Hour 2012 reached new horizons, extending to the International Space Station where ESA astronaut and WWF ambassador Andre Kuipers shared photos and live commentary of his experience as lights were turned off in 6,950 communities across 152 countries and territories Earth Hour 2013 welcomed participants from 7,001 communities across 154 countries.

    People from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration of the one thing we all have in common - our planet.

    Earth Hour will be fromm 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. but the High Point State Park Monument will be turned off for the entire night in honor of Earth Hour.

    For more information on the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, please visit www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.