Thursday, April 2, 2009

Green Gallaudet

The campus of Gallaudet University observed Earth Hour this past weekend. The activity was organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and asked people around the world to dim their lights for an hour. The goal was to raise awareness about climate change. The student organization Green Gallaudet worked with Campus Facilities to extinguish all non-essential lights in main campus buildings and members asked dorm dwellers to sign a pledge to save energy during that time. In exchange, they received a big thank you and a mini flashlight. The flashlights were given away so that participants could play a game of charades or other group activities during Earth Hour. Nearly 90 students participated.