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.
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.
High School Environmental Club met with the Pigeon River Green Gang on
Thursday, March 12 to organize for the upcoming global environmental
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
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).
environmental clubs are joining millions of people who are turning out
their lights to make a statement of concern about our planet and
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
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.