Observing Earth Hour

27/03/2009

To mark the second worldwide Earth Hour – a global effort to encourage energy conservation – people in 84 countries around the world will turn off lights and electronics for one hour this Saturday, March 28. The Darden School of Business and the wider University of Virginia community will take part. 

From 8:30-9:30 p.m., the community is encouraged to switch off non-essential lights and appliances to cast their vote – to show support for the environment and the future of Planet Earth. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund.

“We can do our part at Darden by turning off computers, accessories and lights before we leave on Friday,” said Erika Herz (MBA ’01), Manager of Sustainability Programs at Darden’s Batten Institute. “On Saturday, we can use Earth Hour as an opportunity to look through our homes and identify energy ‘phantoms,’ including chargers and electronics not in use, and unneeded lights.”

Founded in 1955, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business improves society by developing principled leaders in the world of practical affairs.

For information or questions, contact: communication@darden.virginia.edu.

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