Earth Hour 2012
Next Saturday at 8:30 at night the lights of the Lafayette Plaza will go dark for an hour as part of a world wide message to take action on Climate Change. Last year over 5,000 cities in 135 countries took part in the demonstration called Earth Hour.
Five years ago in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour began World Wildlife Fund--Australia turned out the floodlights that make the iconic Sydney Opera House glow at night. Since then the movement has swept the globe and has made its way to Lafayette.
Council member Brandt Anderson will do the honors of switching off the power to the Plaza for the hour. Sustainable Lafayette members will be there with action pledge cards, candles and information about how to take local action on Climate Change.
While the lights are out, fire dancers, Gantt Charping and Lucie Samuel, will perform Pacific Island influenced fire dances. The fire dance originated long before electricity, when light was sacred. The dance honors the importance of light in our lives. If you have never seen a fire dance you are in for an awe-inspiring show of artistry and skill you will never forget.
Parking is free around the plaza in the evening. Join Sustainable Lafayette in this hour long event and be part of the global demonstration. For more information check out the Earth Hour website