Orland Park to Observe Earth Hour 2012

Orland Park to Observe Earth Hour 2012
Posted on 03/22/2012

The Village of Orland Park will join communities across the country and observe Earth Hour 2012 on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

"Earth Hour is a great way for everyone to stop and think about energy conservation," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "Orland Park has participated in this nationwide effort for the last few years and more and more people take part each year," the mayor added.

Homes, businesses, organizations and landmarks throughout the Chicagoland area and across the state, the nation and the globe are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour - Earth Hour - and turn attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change.

"Orland Park participating in Earth Hour works well with the village's many green initiatives," said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village's Recreation, Parks and Environmental Initiatives Committee. 
McLaughlin added, "Our Smart Living Orland Park Program has received very positive reviews from residents and businesses wanting to do their part to conserve energy."

Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Participants can register their commitment at www.EarthHourUS.org/Chicago.