Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Do It In the Dark!"

This past Saturday, at 8:30 p.m. around the world was Earth Hour.

According to its site, Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia as a protest initiative against climate change; 2.2 million homes turned off their lights.

GW, along with more than a hundred countries around the world, participated in the Earth Hour initiative. GW's "Do It In the Dark" consisted of a multitude of different events, including a Japanese-themed rooftop party in 1959 E St, a Battle of the Bands in Marvin Center, and an "Are You Afraid of the Dark" watching party in Munson. Even HellWell turned off its lights for the hour!

And, in traditional GW style, there's always extra incentive. The university sponsored an "Earth Hour Contest," planning to reward the dorm with the most lights turned off during the hour with a pizza party during reading days.

GW claims "sustainability" as one of its strategic incentives, boasting multiple action plans and events.

If you're interested in how to get involved with the next Earth Hour, the Earth Hour site lists ways to participate.

Did you participate in Earth Hour? Did the university do enough to make it happen? Did you do it in the dark?

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