City of Antioch to celebrate Earth Hour 2013 this Saturday, at 8:30 pm – challenges residents and businesses to turn off their lights

The City of Antioch is encouraging residents and businesses to participate in Earth Hour 2013 by turning off their lights on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. This simple action is an easy way to “think globally and act locally,” as well as acknowledge and celebrate the City’s commitment to protecting the planet. The City of Antioch is using this year’s event to kick off a ‘lights out at night’ program for City Hall.

The City of Antioch is one of 34 nationally recognized cities to participate in the “Earth Hour City Challenge.” With more than 70% of the world’s CO2 emissions generated by cities, the Earth Hour City Challenge was created to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a 100% renewable future. It also aims to stimulate the development and dissemination of best practices for climate mitigation and adaptation.

By participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge, the City of Antioch is building on its Climate Action Plan, adopted in May 2011, and joining progressive cities across the globe to raise climate awareness and set an example that will inspire similar actions through the U.S. To find out more about the City’s Climate Action Plan, please visit:

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 when 2.2 million people took a stand against climate change by turning off their lights in homes and businesses. But that was only the start, and in 2011, over 1.8 billion people in 135 countries across every continent officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet.

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2 Comments to “City of Antioch to celebrate Earth Hour 2013 this Saturday, at 8:30 pm – challenges residents and businesses to turn off their lights”

  1. karl says:

    when the new boat launch area was built, i suggested to install wind and solar powered parking lot lighting, which is not connected and independent of the grid.
    i provided pic/ factory links/ prices….and the location where i have seen such parking lot city council and city staff, for consideration.

    guess what…not even an answer till now.

    so much for “the City’s commitment to protecting the planet”

    • dotherightthing says:

      Karl and others,

      This is interesting and not surprising. Also, turning off one’s lights is not as significant as getting out of one’s car, not driving anywhere, not watering, etc.

      I suppose this is like an “awareness” thing. But Antioch’s leadership needs to be “leading” in all social issues that make a community more wholesome, safe and enriched. Antioch isn’t a small town anymore. But it is still being operated as a small town community. The same leaders, the same political ties, the same mentalities. It’s been working for some. But I think there are a whole lot of citizens who are not being represented. Many just want to get out of here.

      Hope is all we can have that leadership is listening, caring, understanding and willing to lead forth.

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