(BLOOMINGTON) – What can you do when you’ve turned off your lights from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. during Earth Hour Saturday, March 30, to let others know that you are taking action to reduce climate change?
Go on an “Indiana University (IU) night hike” led by Associate Professor Diane Henshel in the Indiana University (IU) School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Katie Bryant, a student in the IU School of Public Health. Hike leaders will tell you about the immediate environment along the way as well as share some practical ways you can reduce climate change on a daily basis. Then, you can take more climate change actions and share information with others.
Hike leaders will meet participants promptly at 8:15 p.m. on steps of the Herman B. Wells Library, facing East 10th Street at the crossing of North Jordan Avenue.
They advise participants to dress warmly and bring a flashlight if necessary.
The event takes place from 8:15 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
The night hike at IU is being held in conjunction with the Earth Hour Workshop the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District (District) is sponsoring the day of Earth Hour from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
This is a free workshop for households and businesses.
The District asks that people RSVP for the day or any individual sessions of the Earth Hour Workshop.
District and other local businesses will address ways people organize businesses and households to “Think People, Planet, and Profit.”
Community Outreach Coordinator Elisa Pokral says, “The workshop will address saving money while at the same time reducing climate change.”
Call the District at 812-349-2866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Hour Workshop Saturday, March 30th, Administration building, South Walnut Recycling Center, 3400 South Walnut Street.
Earth Hour is a worldwide environmental movement where people turn off non-essential lights from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Hundreds of millions of people in cities around the world from Las Vegas to New Delhi will be turning off their lights, in their time zone, for one hour.
Pokral says, “Earth Hour has become a tradition where more than 7,000 cities around the globe go dark for one hour during “Earth Hour.”
Earth Hour is an annual campaign started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness of the environmental challenges we all face, such as climate change.
Another free event is the showing of “Paris to Pittsburgh” at the Administration building of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District’s South Walnut Recycling Center, 3400 South Walnut Street on March 30.
There will be another showing of the climate change film at Hodge Hall on the IU campus at 6 p.m.