27 March 2009

Salt Lake Temple Going Dark for Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2009 is shaping up to be the largest yet with widespread participation throughout the world, including Hollywood, the pyramids of Giza, Broadway theaters, the Acropolis of Athens, the Las Vegas Strip, and … … … the Salt Lake Temple.

That’s right, the lights on the Salt Lake Temple will be turned off from 8:30 - 9:30 pm tomorrow (Saturday) according to LDS Church spokesman Scott Trotter.

He is quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune today as saying, "Prudent stewardship and wise use of resources are principles that Church leaders have emphasized throughout the history of the Church. The Church encourages its members to join with their fellow citizens in supporting worthy programs that will make their communities better places to live and raise their families."

Happy Earth Hour! (and don't forget to turn out those lights)


Th. said...


How has this been promoted? This is the first I've heard of it.

green mormon architect said...

Mostly online and by word of mouth. I think it started in Australia and has slowly picked up steam over the years. When you sign up as a supporter, they ask you to talk to friends, set up earth hour parties, talk to local businesses and your local government, etc. So a real bottom-up type effort.