Earth Hour is a week away.…

Posted March 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm by

Mayor David Jones reads the Earth Hour proclamation, assisted by Jeanne Hyde.

Mayor David Jones reads the Earth Hour proclamation, assisted by Jeanne Hyde.

You heard that next Sat­ur­day is when the world­wide Earth Hour hap­pens, right? It’s local (the Town Coun­cil just affirmed it) and it’s glob­al — here’s more from Jeanne, shown with Fri­day Har­bor May­or David Jones:

Hi Ian,

At the Town Coun­cil meet­ing at noon Thurs­day, March 19th, the Town Coun­cil read a Procla­ma­tion in sup­port of Earth Hour, which is March 28, 2009.

Earth Hour is a world­wide event that takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. at each per­son­’s local time, around the world on Sat­ur­day, March 28th.  It is a VOTE for the Earth — indi­vid­ual actions that are done col­lec­tive­ly can make a huge dif­fer­ence — it’s for us, the salmon, the whales, the eco-sys­tems, our kids and their kids too.

San Juan Coun­ty has already issued a Procla­ma­tion for Earth Hour and Seat­tle has signed up as well as Wash­ing­ton D.C., Chica­go, San Fran­cis­co, Los Ange­les, Atlanta, even Las Vegas and hun­dreds more towns and cities in the U.S. and across the world.

Local­ly, if peo­ple are going to the mid­dle school play on Sat. night the 28th they could turn off their lights at home before going.  Going to oth­er events, such as a par­ty?.… well, maybe the host/hostess will con­sid­er hav­ing the par­ty via can­dle­light, for that hour.  Some peo­ple will get togeth­er to make it fun for the kids — a night time trea­sure hunt, an hour of games by flash­light, or even an hour of talk­ing to one another!

for more com­plete infor­ma­tion please go to

With your wide audi­ence I am hop­ing you will spread the word about Earth Hour because so many peo­ple don’t know about it.  With both the Town and the Coun­ty sup­port­ing Earth Hour, the peo­ple of Fri­day Har­bor and San Juan Coun­ty need to oppor­tu­ni­ty to show their sup­port for the Town and the County!

Thanks, Ian!  Let me know if I need to send you a reminder to put on your site or what I can do (if any­thing) to help you ‘get peo­ple into the know’.

Thank you!
Jeanne Hyde

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