BARCLAYS CENTER TO GO DARK FOR EARTH HOURMar 28, 2014
BROOKLYN (March 28, 2014) – Tomorrow, March 29, Barclays Center will join millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event in support of the environment. From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Barclays Center will turn off its non-essential lights, including the Oculus, LEDs behind the exterior steel panels, façade signage including “Barclays Center” on the side and front of the building, and almost all inside concourse overhead as a symbolic call to action to protect our planet.
As part of a global Earth Hour campaign organized by AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program, Barclays Center will celebrate its commitment to the environment.
To further raise awareness of the critical environmental challenges facing our world, Barclays Center will promote its participation in Earth Hour via its social media.
“Barclays Center is thrilled to participate in such an important initiative as Earth Hour,” said Steve Rosebrook, General Manager of Barclays Center. “It’s a great way for us to utilize our position in the community to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire people to take action.”
Earth Hour is designed to show the power each one of us has to make a difference and demonstrate the collective strength of these small actions. Earth Hour started in just one city in 2007 and has spread to more than 7,000 cities covering all seven continents. The annual event takes place from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. across all time zones and includes countless global landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Empire State Building in New York to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.