Mpls. To Turn Out Lights For ‘Earth Hour’ Saturday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some Minnesota cities will turn off the lights Saturday for “Earth Hour.”

The City of Minneapolis will turn off all non-essential electricity in major municipal buildings from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In Eden Prairie, the city’s most recognized landmark — the Market Center Water Tower — will go dark for Earth Hour.

Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and has spread across the globe. Residents, governments and businesses are encouraged to switch off their lights and non-essential electricity to show concern about climate change.

The City of Minneapolis has observed Earth Hour since 2008.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Trees Of Hope
Good Question

Listen Live