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City Hall to Turn Off Lights in Observance of Earth Hour

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass announced today that Los Angeles City Hall will be turning off it’s lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM tonight, Saturday March 23, in observance of Earth Hour, joining people from across the globe as they switch off their lights to show support for a greener planet and the climate crisis that we face today. At 9:30 PM following the “lights off” hour, City Hall will be lit green.

“As we continue to build a greener Los Angeles, we are proud that City Hall will join landmarks and buildings in Los Angeles and across the globe as they shut off their lights for one hour.” said Mayor Karen Bass.

In addition to Los Angeles City Hall observing Earth Hour, other city buildings and famous landmarks across Los Angeles will participate in the global observation of Earth Hour. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will temporarily turn off its iconic gateway pylons. The pylons, which line 1.5 miles of Century Boulevard and ring the entrance to LAX, will be lit green before going dark from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)  John Ferraro Building will also be shutting off all non-essential lighting during Earth Hour.

Ahead of Earth Day, the Bureau of Street Lighting has placed an order for an additional 150 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers and will begin installation of them in April, targeting many areas of Los Angeles that lack sufficient EV charging infrastructure. The Bureau anticipates finishing installation of all 150 chargers by the end of July. These 150 chargers are in addition to the more than 700 streetlight chargers that have already been installed throughout the City of Los Angeles. 

Just last week, Mayor Bass led a historic international and federal push as she continues to build a greener Los Angeles. The Mayor signed a first-of-its-kind Letter of Intent with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland Ville Tavio to promote climate cooperation and economic development between the City of Los Angeles and Finland, and later hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan at the Port of Los Angeles to highlight upcoming federal investments in zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure, air quality projects and enhanced efforts to protect the health of communities near U.S. ports.

During Mayor Bass’ first year in office, she has worked urgently to create a greener Los Angeles by securing hundreds of millions of dollars through locking arms with state and federal partners as Los Angeles continues to urgently lead on climate. Read more here