Envision Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Center City Partners, Duke Energy, Sustain Charlotte and the City of Charlotte encourage employers and neighborhoods to turn off non-essential lights for one hour this Saturday in recognition of Earth Hour.
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. In a letter this month, Mayor Patrick Cannon challenged all Charlotte-area business leaders to join the effort to observe Earth Hour 2014.
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.
Please see below for a full list of participating buildings.
Residents and businesses can tag photos and events of their Earth Hour experience using #MeckEarthHour
. 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.
1. 1 Bank of America Center
2. 201 South College
3. 400 South Tryon
4. 525 North Tryon
5. Ally Center
6. Bank of America Plaza
7. BB&T Center
8. Carillon Building
9. Charlotte Convention Center
10. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
11. Charlotte Plaza
12. Civil Courthouse
13. County & Courts Office Building
14. Duke Energy Center
15. Duke Energy
16. Fifth Third Center
17. Founders Hall – Bank of America Corporate Center
18. Gantt Huberman Architects PLLC
19. Gateway Center
20. Gateway Village: 800 West Trade
21. Gateway Village: 900 West Trade
22. Hal Marshall
23. Hearst Tower
24. Independence Center
25. Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building
26. Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
27. NASCAR Plaza
28. New Courthouse (832 East 4th)
29. Old City Hall
30. One Wells Fargo Center
31. The Court Arcade
32. Three Wells Fargo Center
33. Transamerica Square
34. Two Wells Fargo Center
35. Wake Forest University Charlotte Center
36. Walton Plaza