City Hall will observe Earth Hour

March 31, 2019

The dome on Rochester’s City Hall will go dark for an hour Saturday night to observe Earth Hour.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., the city will join more than 75 others in the United States, as well as 180 countries, in the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

According to the Earth Hour organization, the observation started in Sydney in 2007 and this year millions of people, businesses and landmarks will switch off their lights to honor the Earth Hour movement.

The city’s participation was inspired by Rochester resident Zoey Jantsan, who was recently selected to serve as a World Wildlife Fund ambassador.

“I have been turning off my lights for the past seven years,” Jantsan said. “This will be my eighth, and I wanted to find a way to have a larger impact. I thank the mayor and city for their support of Earth Hour. I hope this will inspire others.”