News Release

City Encouraging Residents to “Vote for the Earth”

(Friday, March 27, 2009)  The City of West Palm Beach’s Office of Sustainability is asking residents to “Vote for the Earth” by turning off all their lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

People all over the world are being asked to turn off the lights in recognition of “Earth Hour.”  By saving energy, residents will be “voting” in favor of the earth and against global warming.

“Turing off the lights for an hour will save some energy, but more importantly it will raise awareness for the fight against global warming,” said the Office of Sustainability’s Penni Redford.  “Earth Hour is a great way to inspire people to be more energy-conscious and take action to reduce carbon emissions.”

West Palm Beach joins more than 1,600 cities in more than 80 countries that are participating in “Earth Hour.”  More information on the event can be found at  More information on the City’s Office of Sustainability can be found at

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