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Guerrillas Go Green in LA for Earth Hour 2009

Posted By Haily Zaki On March 28, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Green Design Events,Los Angeles | 1 Comment

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As the WWF [2]‘s Earth Hour [3]sweeps the planet this year, Los Angeles is stepping up to do its part (which it most definitely didn’t do last year).  Besides turning off the lights at several iconic city sites and urging citizens to do the same, the Earth Hour LA team is inviting crews of urban guerillas to help spread the good, green word before 8:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 28th.

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Earth Hour LA [4] is recruiting its very own propaganda posse to post as many Shepard Fairey [5] Earth Hour posters [6] around the city  as possible in the next 24 hours.  Interested green guerrillas can find information about picking up their posters on the Earth Hour website [4]. Then unleash yourself on the city, take pictures and send them in.  The winners who get the most prime placements will be announced at the main Earth Hour LA event at LA Live at 6pm on March 28th.

If your guerrilla days are over and watching the town go black isn’t your thing, then sit back and relax and Dine by Candlelight [7].  Several local eateries and drinkeries will be participating by turning out their lights.  You can even catch a candlelight show at several local clubs.

Alternatively, talk to your friends.  Rumor has it that there will be several viewing parties planned throughout the city.  From the Griffith Park Observatory to the Capitol Records Building, to this City’s very own modernist Stonehenge [8] (the LAX pylons [9]) — many of Los Angeles’  famous city structures will be going dark in honor of Earth Hour.

The smallest flip of the switch on March 28th would be a global gesture of goodwill and an easy way to cast your vote for Planet Earth, as Fairey’s poster states.  Don’t be the one who votes for global warming!  Check the Earth Hour LA site [4] for a full listing of activities.

+ Earth Hour LA [4]

+ Earth Hour [10]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=22346

[2] WWF: http://www.wwf.org/

[3] Earth Hour : http://www.earthhourus.org/

[4] Earth Hour LA: http://www.earthhourus.org/losangeles/losangeles.php

[5] Shepard Fairey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey

[6] Earth Hour posters: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_VTosV8ri0y0/ScsqY9CpgVI/AAAAAAAAABQ/dOmZUSerSPQ/s1600-h/Shepard+Fairey+Earth+Hour.JPG

[7] Dine by Candlelight: http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=6&pid=351

[8] Stonehenge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge

[9] LAX pylons: http://www.publicartinla.com/sculptures/lax_gateway.html

[10] + Earth Hour: http://www.earthhourus.org

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