PRI and its Museum of the Earth is closing its doors and turning off its lights on March 28th, 2009. But don't worry, PRI fans and members, its only for an hour!
PRI and the Museum of the Earth are participating in an international event on March 28th called Earth Hour. The idea is simple: to show your support for a change in the way we use our natural resources to power the Earth, turn off your lights for one hour, from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. locally. Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, and this year has a global goal of having 1 billion people/organizations turn off their lights.
The theme is Vote Earth. Your participation shows that you have the desire to make a change for the betterment of the planet. PRI and the Museum of the Earth are proud to participate, and will turn off our lights at the end of the workday, including those normally on at night to highlight our whale to passers by on the road, and will not turn any back on until the following morning.
In addition, many individuals at PRI have decided to turn their lights off at home during this interval.
Will you join us in "voting for the future of our planet?" Find out more about who is participating, more information about Earth Hour, and how you can become involved at this website.
Let us know that you're participating by commenting on our blog!