Earth Hour will darken Pittsburgh’s skyline Saturday

MAR 27, 2015 

The dark night returns to the city of Pittsburgh tonight.

For an hour beginning at 8:30 p.m., more than 100 buildings, sports fields and stadiums, monuments, even Point State Park, will turn off non-essential lighting to participate in Earth Hour, a symbolic, global celebration of environmental awareness, energy conservation and climate change by businesses, building owners, governments and individuals in more than 7,000 cities and towns.

This year’s Earth Hour will see lights dimmed on the Downtown skyline and in Oakland. The local effort is led by the Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh and the Green Workplace Challenge. Read Full Article