Turn Out, Take Action

Published March 25, 2009


World Wildlife Fund is asking the world to go dark.


To make a global statement of concern about climate change, World Wildlife Fund is inviting people and organizations from every nation to turn off any non-essential lighting for one hour - Earth Hour.


Inspired by the city of Baltimore, the National Aquarium will participate in Earth Hour 2009 by turning off our lights on Saturday, March 28 between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Of course, safety comes first so emergency lights will be lit but the Aquarium's major exhibits, lobbies, ticket center, shops, and all outside lights on the pier will go dark.


As a major attraction that lights up Baltimore's sky line, the Aquarium has become an important landmark on the Inner Harbor. It's a very intricate building that is home to over 16,000 animals, and so turning off the lights off is no easy feat. But we are dedicated to showing our concern and respect for our beautiful planet.


You can do your part at home as well! Join the Aquarium and turn off your lights from this Saturday, March 28 between 8:30and 9:30pm. And be sure to tell your family, friends, neighbors! Click here to sign up and to learn more about Earth Hour. And please tell us how you plan to participate!


"One person committed to reducing energy consumption can make a difference, but millions working together can change the world." 

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