Earth Hour – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Earth Hour

Last year, tens of millions of people worldwide showed their support for reducing energy consumption in a simple way: turning off their lights for one hour.

This year, Earth Hour will again call to action every individual, business and community to continue to “go green,” and the HWS community is answering.

On Saturday, March 27, the campus community will join millions of people across the globe in turning out lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.  A pledge board will be erected in Scandling Campus Center on Friday, March 26, and will remain up through Saturday, for students, faculty and staff to commit to Earth Hour.

“Earth Hour is a fantastic awareness opportunity and representation of the Colleges’ support for emission reduction,” says Jamie Landi ’08, HWS Sustainability Coordinator.  “It is also an opportunity to recognize the hard year round efforts that the Colleges’ Energy and Climate Committee, Buildings and Grounds and The Climate Task Force have made to conserve energy and reduce the Colleges’ impact on the environment. The participation of every member of the HWS community in cutting electricity and heat consumption is vital to the HWS’ goal of reducing and eventually ‘eliminating’ the Colleges’ greenhouse gas emissions.”

“In participating, we’re showing this awareness of global and environmental issues,” says Campus Greens member Casey Franklin ’10, who is helping organize the campus event.  “It is the simplicity of the action-the flick of a switch can save the world.”

For more information, or to pledge your support online, click here.