Envision Charlotte has partnered with Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, major employers, and Uptown residential neighborhoods to turn off their lights—excluding essential safety lighting—for one hour this Saturday as part of the global Earth Hour effort.
Known as the world’s largest public environmental action, Earth Hour will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and will be executed in more than 7,000 cities across the world.
In Charlotte, participants include Duke Energy Center, One Wells Fargo, Bank of America Corporate Center, and the Hearst Tower. In a letter last month, Mayor Anthony Foxx challenged all Charlotte-area businesses to join the effort to observe Earth Hour 2013.
Mecklenburg County will turn out lights at the Civil Courthouse, the County & Courts Office Building, the New Courthouse, and the Judge Clifton E.