Earth Hour 2015

On March 28, 2015, Carmel Green Initiative joined with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to host Earth Hour at City Hall.  The lights at Carmel City Hall were turned off to join iconic landmarks around the world like the Empire State Building  and the Eiffel Tower to celebrate Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.

Girl Scouts and their families braved the cold clear night to observe the moon and stars through telescopes, make glow in the dark necklaces and learn about turtle hatchlings who follow the moonlight out to sea.

Members of the CHS Environmental Action Club enjoyed playing glow-in-the-dark Frisbee on the lawn.

This year's Earth Hour comes as the international community prepares to convene in Paris in December for a crucial UN climate conference to discuss efforts to limit global warming.  In Berlin, at the unlit Brandenburg Gate candles placed in paper bags spelled out "Save our Climate! Now!"  Millions of people on all 7 continents participated. A new record was set with participation from 172 countries!

By taking part in this global “lights out” event, the City of Carmel acknowledges its commitment to energy conservation and renewable energy.  We're grateful to the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana who joined us again this year, and had telescopes for star gazing during Earth Hour.  Big thanks to Richard & Alexia Lopez, Madelyn Zalon, Ratasha Colbert and Samantha Browning who organized the lights out event and activities!