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Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel will go 'green’ for Earth Day today, April 22.
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Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel will go 'green’ for Earth Day today, April 22.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Ferris Wheel To Go Green For Earth Day

Posted Apr. 22, 2014, 9:19 am

Mirror Staff

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will turn its Ferris wheel “green” tonight with a variety of patterns and colors in support of Earth Day.

The Ferris wheel light show will start at sunset (about 7:31 pm) until midnight.

The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel featuring 160,000 energy-efficient LED lights that present dynamic, custom, computer-generated lighting entertainment each evening.

The eco-friendly, enhanced LED lighting provides 75 percent greater energy savings than most Ferris wheel’s traditional incandescent bulbs.

The Ferris wheel soars nine stories high and lifts riders more than 130 feet above the Pacific Ocean to offer extraordinary views of the Southern California coastline from its location on the internationally popular Santa Monica Pier.

Pacific Park is committed to being a leader in its industry for green initiatives and sustainability.

This dedication is evident in the air by the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel among a variety of other business greening initiatives.

Pacific Park was awarded “Excellence in Stewardship of the Natural Environment” at the 15th annual Sustainable Quality Awards presented by the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Sustainable Works.

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