Climate change is happening all around us and its pace is accelerating. From melting glaciers to increasingly intense weather patterns, climate change is already impacting life on Earth. In a bold statement of collective concern for our planet, it is anticipated that billions of people around the world will turn off their lights and pursue other actions for Earth Hour. This annual event, sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, has cemented itself as a major global voluntary environmental action. Earth Hour 2016 broke all records of mass participation in the number of countries participating, actions taken, landmarks and monuments switching off their lights, signatures collected for climate petitions, and social media activity. In the past decade, Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic lights-off event in Sydney, Australia to the world’s largest open-sourced environmental campaign.

Earth Hour 2017 will take place on March 25th between 8:30 and 9:30 P.M. The Carrboro Board of Aldermen request that you join our community’s effort to raise awareness, help spread the word about Earth Hour, and save our planet for future generations.

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