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Duluth landmarks to go dark for Earth Hour

The city of Duluth will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday night, along with communities around the world. From 8:30-9:30 p.m. the lights on the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower will be turned off "as a demonstration of our support and commi...

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A nearly full moon rises within the framework of the Aerial Lift Bridge as seen from near the Great Lakes Aquarium in March 2015. (News Tribune file photo)

The city of Duluth will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday night, along with communities around the world.
From 8:30-9:30 p.m. the lights on the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower will be turned off “as a demonstration of our support and commitment for sustainable practices to protect the environment and precious natural resources,” the city announced in a news release.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative to unite people to protect the planet; it began in Australia 10 years ago and has reached millions of people in more than 172 countries since its inception.
“It takes a simple act to make a huge impact. Turning off lights as you leave a room helps conserve energy but also saves money in the long run,” Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said. “Here at the city of Duluth, we are taking care of our earth by reducing carbon emissions by 15 percent this year alone with changes in our city buildings and at the Duluth Energy Systems steam plant.”
The public is encouraged to participate as well. For more information about Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org .

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