By Staff Writer
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joins Earth Hour with its mantra “Our Planet’s Gain Is Everyone’s Gain” as the world-famous Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel, will “Go Dark” except for the wheel rim safety lighting, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel.
This Earth Hour, millions around the world will join together to turn off their lights and speak up why nature matters by sharing at #Connect2Earth and #EarthHour.
“Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement that has achieved massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd.Everyone can participate to show that conserving energy and promoting clean energy is crucial for the health of Mother Earth!,” said Jerry Rubin, a local activist.
WWF’s Earth Hour states, nature not only provides us with all the things we need to live – from the air we breathe to the water we drink, and from the shelter we need to the economy we rely on – but also makes our lives better. However, its growing loss puts this all under threat.
For the past 10 years, people around the world have come together every Earth Hour to support efforts to tackle climate change. And, together, have created a powerful movement that helped deliver strong global commitments to tackling this threat. Climate change remains a big challenge for all. But another urgent threat now demands attention: the loss of nature. These two combined threats mean everyone must act – and now.
“Nature is right at our doorstep as Pacific Park sits 40 feet over the Pacific Ocean on the Santa Monica Pier. We are part of the awe-inspiring Southern California coastline and Santa Monica Mountain range, and home to the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel,” said Nathan Smithson, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. “We look forward to participating in Earth Hour each year to further demonstrate our support for climate awareness and action. There’s great opportunity in this mass global effort to bring awareness to environmental conditions from individuals and small business owners to national companies and international organizations.”
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take action for the world’s shared home.
From the forests to the oceans, many amazing things have been achieved for the climate and its biodiversity – showing that together, anything is possible.
Earth Hour participants can visit www.earthhour.org to know what’s happening in locations around the world and read individuals’ stories about what they are doing for the planet