On Saturday, March 23rd, the City of St. Louis will join 7000 or so other cities around the world observing Earth Hour. The lights at City Hall ' and at my own house ' will be turned off from 8:30-9:30 pm, an hour less of energy consumption that will signal the City's commitment ' and my own ' to addressing climate change. I know that turning off a few lights in St. Louis will have a relatively minor impact on climate change, but the same small act multiplied by millions of people doing the same thing will have a greater collective impact. And it marks the beginning of the path on which I mean to move our city over the next five years.
I encourage you to join me in celebrating Earth Hour. Learn more about what you can do by visiting http://www.earthhour.org/. Learn more about what the City is doing by visiting http://stlouis-mo.gov/sustainability/.