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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Contact: Ashley Ford, Neighborhood & Business Services

Charlotte, NC — Envision Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte Center City Partners, Duke Energy, Sustain Charlotte and the City of Charlotte have partnered to encourage major employers and residential neighborhoods to turn off their lights—excluding essential safety lighting—for one hour this Saturday as part of the global Earth Hour effort. Known as the world’s largest public environmental action, Earth Hour will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 and will be celebrated in more than 7,000 cities across the world. 
In Charlotte, participants include the Duke Energy Center, Fifth Third Center, and the Hearst Tower. Please see below for a full list of confirmed building participants.
Mecklenburg County will turn out lights at the Civil Courthouse, the County & Courts Office Building, the New Courthouse, and the Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building. The City will turn out lights at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center and Old City Hall. Other commercial buildings, restaurants, residents and others are encouraged to participate.
Residents and businesses can tag photos and events of their Earth Hour experience using #MeckEarthHour and #Power2CLT. A Facebook event is also available to share stories and ideas.  Participation in Earth Hour will be one more example of how the local business and residential community, County, and City are leading the way in implementing sustainable practices across the board.
 Confirmed Building Participants
1.    1 Bank of America Center
2.    200 South Tryon
3.    201 South College
4.    400 South Tryon
5.    525 North Tryon
6.    Ally Center
7.    Bank of America Plaza
8.    BB&T Center
9.    Carillon Building
10. Charlotte Convention Center
11. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
12. Charlotte Plaza
13. Civil Courthouse
14. County & Courts Office Building
15. Duke Energy Center
16. Duke Energy
17. Fifth Third Center
18. Founders Hall – Bank of America Corporate Center
19. Gantt Huberman Architects PLLC
20. Gateway Center
21. Gateway Village: 800 West Trade
22. Gateway Village: 900 West Trade
23. Hal Marshall
24. Hearst Tower
25. Independence Center
26. Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building
27. Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
28. NASCAR Plaza
29.  New Courthouse (832 East 4th)
30. Old City Hall
31. One Wells Fargo Center
32. The Court Arcade
33. Three Wells Fargo Center
34. Transamerica Square
35. Two Wells Fargo Center
36. Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
37. Walton Plaza