At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 lights will be switched off in Saint Paul and
around the globe for Earth Hour.
The City of Saint Paul encourages Saint Paul residents, business owners, building managers, religious and educational institutions to join the Earth Hour effort
by turning off all non-essential lights and signs on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Beyond the hour, find new ways you can conserve energy on a daily basis. Resources to help you conserve energy are listed at the bottom of this page.
Watch the 2014 Earth Hour Impact Video
Will you be participating in Earth Hour? Let us know- send a picture!
Earth Hour is an annual event during which hundreds of millions of people from all over the world participate by turning off their lights for that one hour. Earth Hour 2014 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 162 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings participating around the world include the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, Gateway Arch, Niagara Falls, Willis Tower, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament, Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin and Brandenburg Gate.
Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of Earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Visit the WWF's website for details and ideas for how you can participate.
Saint Paul Landmarks participating in Earth Hour 2015:
| Minnesota State Capitol Minnesota State Capitol during Earth Hour
Landmark Center/Rice Park Landmark Center/Rice Park during Earth Hour
Other participants include:
| RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center
|| RiverCentre/Xcel Energy Center during Earth Hour
||Ramsey County Courthouse/Saint Paul
City Hall and Annex
| Wells Fargo Place during Earth Hours
- District Energy St. Paul
- First National Bank
- James J. Hill Reference Library
- Landmark Center
- Metropolitan State University
- Minnesota Children’s Museum
- Minnesota State Capitol
- Rice Park
- RiverCenter/Xcel Energy Center
- Saint Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Court House
- Saint Paul Public Libraries including:
- Arlington Hills Community Center
- Dayton’s Bluff Library
- George Latimer Central Library
- Hamline Midway Library
- Hayden Heights Library
- Highland Park Library
- Merriam Park Library
- Riverview Library
- Rondo Community Outreach Library
- Saint Anthony Park Library
- Sun Ray Library
- West 7th Library
- Sentinel Property Management Corporation (Bremer Tower)
- US Bank Center
- Wells Fargo Place
Visit Sustainable Saint Paul - Energy
to learn more about how the City of Saint Paul is putting sustainable,
energy conservation practices into action.
Will you join the 2014 community participants?
Let us know! Tell us how you will participate in this event and share your stories or photos with City of Saint Paul Earth Hour.
Resources for Residents
Resources for Businesses
|Minnesotans Building a Clean Energy Future
The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) connect you and your community members with resources to identify and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Clean Energy Resource Teams
||The Minnesota Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program (Minnesota RETAP) provides no-cost, non-regulatory energy and waste assessments for Minnesota’s small to mid-sized businesses and public and private institutions. Assessments include an on-site visit to your facility from a team of RETAP retirees with emphasis on finding opportunities to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and conservation, and reduce operating costs.
Minnesota Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program
Resources for Schools/Universities, Religious Institutions, Bars/Restaurants, Sports Associations and more
||If you want to make Earth Hour happen in your home, workplace, school or city then check out these useful guides for lots of ideas how.
2014 City of Saint Paul - Earth Hour Press Release and City Council Resolution
2013 City of Saint Paul - Earth Hour Press Release and City Council Resolution
Earth Hour, your voice, your action, your planet!