During its Tuesday, March 25 meeting, the Frisco Town Council signed a proclamation committing its support to Earth Hour, scheduled for 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29.
The Frisco Town Council was the third local government body to pass Tuesday a resolution in support of the annual worldwide event. The Summit County Commission and the Breckenridge Town Council also passed Earth Day resolutions during their respective meetings.
The town of Frisco encourages all citizens and town employees to turn off all non-essential lighting in buildings during the one-hour event to conserve energy and raise awareness about global climate change as part of the town-wide conservation effort Earth Hour Frisco.
“Turning out lights for this hour is a great way to show support for this global event, and to commit to finding other ways to reduce and conserve resources in our daily lives,” said Frisco community development director Jocelyn Mills in a news release.
Earth Hour is the largest symbolic mass participation event in the world, drawing the participation of a global community of billions of people in more than 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories.
Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people took a stand against climate change by turning off their lights in homes and businesses, the release stated. In 2011, Earth Hour drew the participation of more than 1.8 billion people in 135 countries across every continent on the planet.
The town of Frisco has been supporting local Earth Hour efforts since 2010.
For more information, contact Frisco executive assistant Brodie Boilard at 668-9126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.