Issaquah to go dark for Earth Hour on March 23
March 22, 2013
To raise awareness about the effects of climate change, the city will observe Earth Hour by turning out the lights March 23.
In a March 19 proclamation, Mayor Ava Frisinger spoke to the potential impacts in the Pacific Northwest and declared that all nonessential lights in city buildings would go dark from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Additionally, she urged all residents and businesses owners in Issaquah to join in the event.
The Pacific Northwest could potentially meet drastic consequences at the hands of climate change that could largely impact the diversity and abundance of wildlife and their habitats, according to a press release from the city.
The World Wildlife Fund organized Earth Hour to call on individuals, governments and businesses around the world to turn off their lights, spread awareness of the challenges facing the environment and help change the planet for the better.