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Residents asked to turn off their lights

Lagunans are invited to turn off their lights and walk through town during Earth Hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 28. The Earth Hour project is sanctioned by the City Council.

Earth Hour 2009 is a global climate event led by the World Wildlife Fund. More than 377 cities around the world have committed to go dark for one hour at that time, as people from all corners of the world unite in a call for global action on climate change.

City skylines are expected to go dark for one hour across the globe as individuals, businesses, government buildings, schools and major landmarks turn off non-essential lighting in what may be the largest climate event in history. The list of participating cities in the U.S. includes Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville, with more signing up every day.

“World Wildlife Fund is pleased that Laguna Beach is taking part in Earth Hour 2009. As lights go out in cities around the U.S. and the world on March 28th, Earth Hour will provide world leaders with an unmistakable mandate to take action,” said World Wildlife Fund President and Chief Executive Carter Roberts.

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Transition Laguna Beach, along with the City Council, Chamber of Commerce and Laguna Beach Water District, are inviting residents to show support for the Earth Hour 2009 cause by meeting at 8:15 p.m at City Hall for a walk down Forest Avenue to Main Beach with lanterns and posters.

The evening will conclude for refreshments and music at Oasis Child, 380 Glenneyre St.

Transition Laguna Beach is a grassroots community organization. For more information, visit www.TransitionLaguna.com.

For more information on Earth Hour go to www.earthhourus.org.

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