At 8:30pm tomorrow night, people across the globe will switch off the lights in their homes and businesses for one hour - Earth Hour. It is the world's largest public movement for the environment and this year, the World Wildlife Fund is asking people to go beyond the hour and commit to actions that will benefit the planet in the year ahead. What started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia has grown into a globally recognized sustainability movement with participation by over 100 countries and territories.
"'Earth Hour is a chance for people and communities across the globe to
join together with the common purpose of a sustainable future for our
planet,' said Andy Ridley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Earth
Hour. 'This year Earth Hour asks people to commit to an action, big or
small, for the coming year, taking Earth Hour beyond the hour.'"
Here at Lou Malnati's, we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint. We turn off lights, printers, computers, monitors, and other devices when we go home for the day and when they're not in use during the day. We recycle waste in our stores and corporate office, and offer recyclable pizza boxes and carry-out containers. Any and every action, big or small, is a step in the right direction. We encourage you to go beyond the hour and reduce your impact on the planet.
"Earth Hour will be held on Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm-9.30pm wherever you are in the world. This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour,to think about what else you can do to make a difference when the lights turn back on."