Village of Orland Park to Observe Worldwide Earth Hour March 28

Village of Orland Park to Observe Worldwide Earth Hour March 28
Posted on 04/02/2015

The Village of Orland Park will join communities around the world in observance of Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“Earth Hour is a great way for everyone to stop and think about energy conservation,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “Orland Park has participated in this nationwide effort for the last six years and each year more people participate,” the mayor added.

Homes, businesses, organizations and landmarks throughout the Chicagoland area and across the state, the nation and the globe are encouraged to turn off non-essential lights for one hour—Earth Hour—and turn attention towards the need for substantial, long-term action to raise awareness about energy efficiency and global climate change.

“Orland Park participating in Earth Hour works well with the village’s many green initiatives,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the village’s Recreation, Parks and Environmental Initiatives Committee. “This is yet another way for all of us to stop and think about the energy that we use,” she said.

McLaughlin added, “Our Smart Living Orland Park Program has received very positive reviews from residents and businesses wanting to do their part to conserve energy.”

“Smart Living Orland Park is a big part of our new civic engagement program, In Our Community,” the mayor said. “A number of potential points are available in the Smart Living area of In Our Community,” McLaughlin said.

Those age 18 and older or age 13 and older with parent/guardian permission can join the free program at The site opens with nearly 20 categories through which members can earn points. Points are then used to bid on items at no cost to participants.

Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund.