Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona: Will you join us for Earth Hour Celebration?

From the Web site of the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.  See also Girl Scouts USA Announce "Girl Scouts Forever Green" Project, Including Participation in Earth Hour 2012 (WWF Climate Blog,  6 December 2011)

World Wildlife Fund and the City of Tucson invite you and your friends to participate in the world’s largest single campaign for the planet by attending Tucson’s Earth Hour celebration on Saturday, March 31! So gather your friends and enjoy a family-friendly night out as Tucson turns off its lights for Earth Hour — 8:30-9:30pm — to show its commitment to a sustainable future. Learn more about Earth Hour: http://www.worldwildlife.org/earthhour

The festivities will include:

  • music
  • a candlelit celebration
  • food and drink vendors
  • t-shirt giveaways
  • great speakers

Last year more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. This Earth Hour, join the global movement by participating with us at this festive event in downtown Tucson!

  • 7:30 Celebration begins.
  • 8:00 Opening remarks by speakers.
  • 8:30 Earth Hour begins. Watch the city lights go out!
  • 9:30 Earth Hour ends.

Directions and Parking:

El Presidio Park
160 W. Alameda Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701

El Presidio Park is between City Hall and the old Pima County Courthouse.

The park is easily accessible by bicycle or public transit. For bicycle maps visit http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/bicycle/bikeways. For public transit route maps visit http://suntran.com/routes.php.

Parking is plentiful—check the city’s website for parking tips http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/parkwise/where-can-i-park-downtown

Supporting Organizations:

  • Sonoran Institute
  • Tucson Audubon Society
  • Sky Island Alliance
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Arizona Land and Water Trust
  • Arizona Wilderness Coalition
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Prior to Earth Hour, come to “Power to Prepare Tucson: A Summit to Ready our Communities for a Changing Climate,” from 3:00pm to 7:15pm. It’s also FREE and open to the public–but space is limited. RSVP and learn more at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/wwfpower.

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