Thursday, March 17, 2016

Earth Hour 2016

We are happy see spring paint the mountain green once again. The Friends of High Point State Park have many exciting events planned for this upcoming season so be sure to check out our calendar of events.

In the spirit of going green…
Earth Hour
(Lights out on Monument)
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8:30 – 9:30 pm
Your home or place of business

On the evening of March 19, the Friends of High Point State Park are again participating in Earth Hour. The lights on the Monument will be turned off for the ENTIRE NIGHT in honor of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in SydneyAustralia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour. It has been growing ever since. On March 27, 2010, Earth Hour set a record when 128 countries and 4,500 cities joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from all over the world such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, and Buckingham Palace switched off.  People across the world, from all walks of life, turned off their lights and came together in celebration of the one thing we all have in common – our planet. Participation in Earth Hour has grown to include more than 172 countries and territories.

Earth Hour 2016 will take place on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (local time). This Earth Hour, we challenge you to go beyond the hour. After you flip the switch and the lights back on, think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up. Go to for more information on how to participate in this year’s event.

Thank you! 

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