St. Petersburg College to participate in March 27 Earth Hour

March 22, 2010 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

St. Petersburg College announced today that they are an official supporter of Earth Hour.

On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. the world will send a powerful message that climate change is a priority that must be dealt with now. By turning off non-essential lighting for one hour—Earth Hour—hundreds of millions of people across the globe will show their support for lasting action to protect Earth’s natural resources, environment and climate, now and into the future.

Led by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has grown from a city-wide effort in 2007 to a global phenomenon that has captured the world’s attention. Each year, individuals, organizations, businesses, and state and local governments come together to show their support by turning off the lights in homes, the workplace and at iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Las Vegas Strip, Sydney’s Opera House and more. In 2009 alone, hundreds of millions of people turned out for Earth Hour – spanning 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents.

St Petersburg College is proud to be an official supporter of Earth Hour. On March 27, we will turn off all non-essential lighting within our control on all campuses.  This however does not include certain lighting effecting the life-safety and security of our users.  We encourage you to join with us and millions of Americans in making Earth Hour 2010 the biggest effort yet. Getting involved is easy.

  1. Sign up at
    Show your support, be counted and get tips on how to reduce your impact on the environment.
  2. Spread the Word
    Invite students, friends and family to join the movement.
  3. Turn off the lights
    Turn off all non-essential lighting in your home 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 27.

To learn more about Earth Hour visit

To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at  Then visit, join the facebook group and follow us at



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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at

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