Letter from Mayor Lee Leffingwell – Earth Hour this Saturday
24 March 2011 - 1:19, by , in Neighborly Activities, News, No comments

To:                  All Neighborhood Association Members

From:              Mayor Lee Leffingwell

Re:                  Earth Hour this Saturday

Dear Neighbor:

Please join me and the City of Austin ­‑­- and conservation-minded folks around the world — in turning off your lights for Earth Hour, as a powerful visible reminder of the need for energy conservation.

Earth Hour is one hour — 8:30 to 9:30 PM – this Saturday, March 26.

Please forward this request to your neighbors, including neighborhood businesses, and encourage them to join you in Earth Hour.  We hope to see whole neighborhoods go dark. Join City Hall and many other City facilities and private buildings –­ including the Frost Bank Tower and the UT Tower – that have pledged to turn off their lights for Earth Hour.

Please also consider spending Earth Hour talking with your children, family, friends and neighbors about small changes you can make in your daily life, to consume less energy.

Earth Hour is a global event that symbolizes the need for people to pull together to address climate change. The City of Austin is joining green leaders around the globe in this reminder of the need for environmental stewardship, conservation and climate action. Last year, our city joined with 4,615 other municipalities around the globe, in 128 countries and territories.

Global climate disruption can seem like an overwhelming problem; participating in Earth Hour is one great example of the small, positive individual actions we each can take.

For more information, please visit www.earthhour.orgwww.facebook.com/earthhour, or twitter.com/earthhour. Learn what others around the world are doing to protect our planet and how you can join them.

Together, we’re a greener city.




Mayor Lee Leffingwell




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