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File #: RES 20-499    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/18/2020
Title: Declaring Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to be “Earth Hour” in the City of Saint Paul.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen

Declaring Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to be “Earth Hour” in the City of Saint Paul.


WHEREAS, March 28, 2020, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. has been designated as “Earth Hour” by the World Wildlife Fund as a reminder that by working together, people can make a positive impact in the fight against climate change, and

WHEREAS, Earth Hour has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people.; and

WHEREAS, Earth Hour 2019 was celebrated in 188 countries and territories across seven continents and aboard the International Space Station, when lights were switched off for 60 minutes, serving as a strong visual reminder of the global determination to tackle our planet’s biggest environmental challenge; and

WHEREAS, in 2019 Earth Hour celebrations were observed by the dimming of lights at thousands of iconic landmarks around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Sky Tree, Brandenburg Gate, the Empire State Building, the Pyramids of Egypt, Christ the Redeemer, and the Eiffel Tower; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has celebrated Earth Hour since 2010 with a growing number of participants each year; and

WHEREAS, businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the city will participate in this year’s Earth Hour by dimming lights and otherwise demonstrating support in the following buildings and locations:


Minnesota State Capitol

Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Court House

375 Jackson Building

District Energy St. Paul

Ecolab (360 N. Wabasha & 1 Ecolab Place)

First National Bank Building

Landmark Center

Metropolitan State University

Minnesota Children’s Museum

North Suburban Courts

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Ramsey County Libraries

Ramsey County Public Works

Ramsey County Sheriff Patrol Station

Rice Park

Saint Paul George Latimer Central Library

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