For one hour on March 28 almost 1500 cities worldwide will turn off their lights, and Chicago’s once again one of the flagship cities for Earth Hour’s second year.
The event, presented by the World Wildlife Fund, is meant to bring awareness to climate change and show support for action to prevent global warming. Participants aren’t expected to turn off their power, just their lights. As a participating city, only Chicago’s non-essential lights will be shut off, so we’ll still have stoplights, streetlights, and such.
Last year many restaurants offered candlelight dinners so look for that this year as well. If you know of any, please leave a comment. In the meantime, go sign up to show your participation.