Issaquah to go dark for Earth Hour on March 23

March 22, 2013

By Staff

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.

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5 Responses to “Issaquah to go dark for Earth Hour on March 23”

  1. Joe on March 22nd, 2013 7:35 am

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA . I wish Mark Twain were alive today to chronicle these fools. The Duke, the Dauphin and the Mayor.

  2. Stephanie on March 22nd, 2013 8:29 am

    What are the additional steps that the city has on their agenda to showcase climate change in the Pacific Northwest? Is the city itself part of a solution, or are they just highlighting issues?

  3. jim on March 22nd, 2013 2:39 pm

    I think think Mayor should resign, and run for Mayor of SEATTLE!!!!

  4. Sally on March 23rd, 2013 12:20 pm

    Gee, blights on the landscape with mega developments, nonstop roof spines, mega homes, asphalt strip malls, remove all tree, etc. and how many solar panels, how many greenbelts, children’s play yards, how many practical ways to get around and now we plan Rowleyville, hi rises etc. oh yes Ava please tell us more. Someone else comes up with the lights out action. (And kudos to them) and our mayor declares victory. Whoopee!!!

  5. Smoley on March 25th, 2013 8:57 am

    If the lights that the city managed to turn off for this one hour are “nonessential” then why aren’t they always turned off?

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