Saint Paul to Observe Earth Hour

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The City of Saint Paul will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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.

“We all have a role to play in responding to the harmful effects of climate change,” said Mayor Melvin Carter. “Earth Hour is an important call to action for all of us to build a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.”

“For the past decade, the City of Saint Paul has joined partners from nearly 200 countries and territories all over the world to participate in Earth Hour,” said Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Officer. “This unified effort helps raise awareness, and serves as a reminder about the action we can take together to fight climate change.”

Local landmarks and organizations participating in Earth Hour 2019 include:

  • District Energy St. Paul
  • Ecolab
  • First National Bank Building
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • Hamline Church United Methodist
  • James J. Hill Center
  • Landmark Center
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • Minnesota State Capitol
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church
  • Ramsey County 402 University
  • Ramsey County Court House / Saint Paul City Hall
  • Ramsey County Government Center East
  • Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center
  • Ramsey County Libraries
  • Ramsey County Public Works
  • Ramsey County Suburban Courts
  • Saint Paul George Latimer Central Library
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • Town Square Tower
  • Travelers
  • Union Depot
  • US Bank Building (101 East 5th Street)
  • US Bank (60 Livingston Avenue)
  • Wells Fargo Place
  • Xcel Center/RiverCentre/Minnesota Wild

Earth Hour 2018 was celebrated in 188 countries and territories across seven continents and 17,900 landmarks including the Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (London), the Tokyo Sky Tree (Tokyo), the Empire State Building (New York), the Pyramids of Egypt (Cairo), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi), Christ the Redeemer statue (Rio de Janeiro) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris).

Saint Paul residents and business owners can learn more about participating in Earth Hour by visiting StPaul.gov/EarthHour.

Media Contact
Hannah Burchill
(651) 266-6575
hannah.burchill@ci.stpaul.mn.us