I try to be as environmentally concience as I can, but it's not easy for a city folk. Especially for one who loathes those ugly CFL or LED bulbs. (I have yet to find one that doesn't make me feel like my retinas are burning!) Well, on March 26 at 8:30 p.m., I'll turn out my power-sucking lights and feel like I made a difference? Why? Because it's Earth Hour!
Earth Hour is a global event led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness about climate change by asking the world to turn off the lights for one hour. Earth Hour, presented locally by ComEd, will take place March 26 at 8:30 p.m.
This event has major participation every year. Buildings and landmarks around the world go dark, and there are tons of events in Chicago to help you celebrate. For more info, follow Earth Hour Illinois on Twitter @EarthHourIL.