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North High Students Help Pigeon River Promote Earth Day 2009
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Students from the Pigeon River Green Gang make
environmentally-friendly bead necklaces from
recycled paper to wear as reminders of Earth Hour
- a global event in which everyone is encouraged to
turn off their lights for an hour beginning at 8:30 p.m.
as a way to promote conservation.

The environmental clubs at Sheboygan North High School and Pigeon River Elementary School are working to promote Earth Hour, a world-wide effort to promote energy conservation.

The North High School Environmental Club met with the Pigeon River Green Gang on Thursday, March 12 to organize for the upcoming global environmental event.

Earth Hour takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. Everyone in Sheboygan, and around the world, are encouraged to turn out their lights as part of this environmental awareness campaign.

At the meeting, students learned how to register people as they commit to turn out their lights, as well as made environmentally friendly beads from recycled paper to wear as reminders of the Earth-Hour event (pictured here).

The environmental clubs are joining millions of people who are turning out their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and climate change.

Earth Hour began just two years ago and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. Last year, more than 50 million participated and the lights went out at the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the Coliseum in Rome, just to name a few. Even Google's homepage went black for the day.

This year, Earth Hour will be even bigger � there are already 250 cities in 74 countries have agreed to take part including Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville with more signing up every day. Around the world cities like Moscow, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai and Mexico City will turn out their lights.

To get a better sense of the event, check out this video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjWD8pbK5t8. To sign up, visit www.earthhourUS.org.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
March 17, 2009