Dear Students, Families, Faculty and Staff: Recently the Onondaga County Health Department has reported a notable decline in new COVID infections and hospitalizations across the Central New York region. This positive trend, combined with significantly reduced population density on our…
Lights Out on Saturday: Earth Hour Draws Attention to Energy Consumption and Its Effects on the Environment
Syracuse University Sustainability Management is encouraging students, faculty, staff, and their friends and family to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30, at 8:30 p.m. Millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature.
For that 60 minutes on Saturday night, consider turning off any unnecessary lights and joining three iconic symbols of Syracuse University—the Dome, Hendricks Chapel and the Hall of Languages—in going dark and showing support for the environment.
We live in an interconnected world. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. Our ever-growing demand for food, water, and energy is changing the climate faster than predicted—and it comes at a cost for wildlife, wild places and people everywhere.
By extinguishing lights during Earth Hour, individuals everywhere are helping amplify a crucial message that climate change affects every person and every habitat on Earth, and it is up to all of us to help tackle it.