World Wildlife Fund is organizing Earth Hour, an annual event where everyone is encouraged to Turn out. Take action by turning off selected lights between 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P. M., on Saturday, March 28, 2009. By doing this, individuals, businesses and institutions will demonstrate their support of efforts to solve the problem of global warming and climate change.
Several CUNY colleges are participating in Earth Hour by turning off the lights in selected locations on their campuses as an indication of their support of this initiative. Medgar Evers College will demonstrate its support by turning off the lights in the School of Business and Student Support Services Building (S-Building) during Earth Hour.
All members of the Medgar Evers College community are encouraged to become part of this event by turning off non-essential lights in your homes and businesses on Saturday between from 8:00P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
For more information, go to www.EarthHourUS.org .
About the World Wildlife Fund
For more than 45 years, World Wildlife Fund has been protecting the future of nature. The largest multinational conservation organization in the world, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF’s unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
About Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1969 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.