Thursday, March 29, 2012

University of Miami to participarte in Earth Hour 2012- Ian McKeown

 University of Miami to Participate in Earth Hour 2012.
All campus members encouraged to join in!!!!!

 On Saturday 31 March 2012 at 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm the University of Miami will once again join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights for one hour. Earth Hour, the world’s largest public action for the environment.
Through our Green U program we believe that we have a responsibility to reduce our ecological footprint. We would like to invite you to join us in what promises to be an amazing and inspiring global celebration of our collective commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative – in Sydney, Australia – in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people from more than 5,000 cities and towns in 135 countries/territories across every continent switching off their lights.  Some of the world’s most famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramids of Egypt, Buckingham Palace, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, and the Empire State Building have stood in darkness as a powerful symbol of landmark environmental action.
This year the University of Miami will participate on the Coral Gables, Medical, and RSMAS campus.  Lights will be shut down in various voluntary areas of the Clinical Research Building, voluntarily on the marine campus, and all of the fountains and associated lights will be off on the Coral Gables campus.
However, we still need your help to make this a university wide success by switching off all non-essential office lights and unplugging non-essential equipment before leaving the building on Friday 30 March 2012, the day before Earth Hour. If you live on campus leave your dorm and enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather and shut off all your lights and unplug non-essential items before you leave. In addition, you can participate from home!!
Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and absolutely free. Sign up to switch off by joining the Green U- University of Miami facebook page where you can find links and videos with more information on the event.  We encourage you to upload pictures and stories of your participation!!!!
       Thanks again for sharing your hurricane pride for this incredible event.
                       Ian McKeown
                       University of Miami Sustainability Coordinator!/pages/Green-U-University-of-Miami/215493501847718

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