GURNEE, IL - March 26, 2009 -
The Village of Gurnee has committed for the second year in
a row to participate in "Earth Hour", a global environmental initiative designed to promote awareness of
electricity conservation and therefore lower carbon emissions. In support of this initiative, the Village of
Gurnee will switch off all nonessential lighting at Village facilities
for one hour, beginning at 8:30 p.m., on March 28th. In doing so the Village hopes to lead by example in a way
that encourages residents to rethink their energy usage.
Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative to “turn off the lights” in cities
around the world as a symbolic gesture uniting the world in the fight against climate change. Earth Hour is also
intended to bring together a diverse group of municipal, corporate, and non-governmental organizations to
heighten awareness of the impacts of climate change and inspire individuals and businesses to take practical
actions to reduce their own carbon footprint.
The Village of Gurnee participates in Earth Hour as one visible symbol of our community-wide
commitment to environmentally responsible business practices and to reducing our own carbon emissions footprint.
With the belief that efforts to protect the environment must begin at home, the
Village has been reducing the environmental impact of its own operations. The Village has also started work on
several initiatives to improve energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction.
The Village of Gurnee encourages all residents and businesses to help make a difference by
switching off any unnecessary equipment when they leave their home or offices. If you have questions, please