Lake Superior Zoo recognizes Earth Hour with special event March 31

The Lake Superior Zoo’s Green Team will celebrate Earth Hour 2012 on Sat., March 31 with a special event from 7 to 9 p.m

The zoo will turn out its lights and have a bonfire, campfire chili and music, along with an educational presentation and lantern-lit walking tour. The Arrowhead Astronomical Society will be on hand with telescopes for viewing of the constellations.

The city of Duluth will join the celebration by turning out the lights on the city’s iconic lift bridge.

Registration is $15 per family, $7.50 for individuals and FREE to zoo members. Register online at

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned off their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as a symbol of solidarity in the fight against climate change.

In 2011 Earth Hour became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from the Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

For more information contact Holly Henry at (218) 730-4500 ext. 207 or register online at

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