Chicago Residents: Get Ready For Lights Out

March 25, 2011

What are you doing Saturday at 8:30 p.m.? Whatever it is, it should be in the dark.

Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. is Earth Hour, a time in which billions of people will switch off their lights and other power devices all over the world to show support to the environment in the fight against climate change.

a person's hand turning off a light on planet earthThe city of Chicago will be turning off lights in hundreds of skyscrapers, buildings, businesses and landmarks, including Willis Tower, the Merchandise Mart, the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier and the marquee at Wrigley Field.

And, at least one Chicago real estate firm will help darken the sky around the world.

It will be lights out for Earth Hour in 185 office buildings located in more than 50 countries managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management.

“Earth Hour is a powerful reminder of the central role that electricity plays in our lives, and the importance of conserving our planet’s resources for future generations,” said Lauralee Martin, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle.

“We’re proud of the strong show of support by our people across the world — in our offices, the buildings of our clients and the homes of many of our employees.”

Sponsored by ComEd and the World Wildlife Fund, this year’s Earth Hour theme is to think beyond the hour; to take additional steps to help provide our world with a more sustainable future.

Participating in Earth Hour — and going beyond — is inspiring, easy and absolutely free. Won’t you join?

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