Saint Paul to Observe Earth Hour

City landmarks to turn off the lights for global environmental movement

SAINT PAUL – Saint Paul City Council approved a resolution today declaring Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as Earth Hour in the City of Saint Paul. Earth Hour, a global movement started by the World Wildlife Foundation, encourages participants to turn off their lights for one hour as a reminder that by working together, people can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change. The City has participated since 2010.

“The City of Saint Paul is committed to partnering with residents and businesses to create a resilient city for future generations," said Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Officer. "By turning off the lights for just one hour, we can take part in a global movement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Local landmarks and organizations participating in Earth Hour 2018 include:

  • 90 West Plato
  • 375 Jackson,
  • District Energy St. Paul
  • Ecolab (360 N. Wabasha and 1 Ecolab Place)
  • First National Bank Building
  • James J. Hill Center
  • Landmark Center
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Minnesota State Capitol
  • Minnesota Wild
  • North Suburban Courts
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ramsey County Government Center East
  • Ramsey Country Libraries
  • Ramsey County Public Works Facility
  • Ramsey County Sheriff Patrol Station
  • Rice Park
  • Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Court House
  • Saint Paul George Latimer Central Library
  • Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Building
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Town Square Tower
  • US Bank Center (101 E. 5th Street)
  • US Bank (60 Livingston Avenue)
  • Union Depot
  • Wells Fargo Place
  • Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre

In 2017, Earth Hour celebrations were observed by the dimming of lights at more than 3,000 iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (London), the Tokyo Tower (Tokyo), the Empire State Building (New York), Singapore Flyer (Singapore), the Pyramids of Egypt (Cairo), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi), Monumento a la Independencia (Mexico City) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris).

Saint Paul residents and business owners can learn more about participating in Earth Hour by visiting

Media contact:
Hannah Burchill, Planning and Economic Development