Look Out, Dallas, It's a Blackout!

When the entire Dallas skyline goes dark at 8:30 p.m. on March 28, fret not: It'll be totally intentional. That's because the city announced today that it will participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2009, which calls for folks to dim their lights as part of the "largest climate awareness event in history." Said Mayor Tom today, "Earth Hour is an opportunity to unite with our neighbors around the globe on a singular issue that is important to us all. This event complements the work we've been doing with our Green Dallas initiatives and is a symbolic way to make a bold statement about Dallas' commitment to the environment."

Check back to Dallas's Earth Hour page for updates if you're looking to watch the dimming of downtown; says the media release, watch parties are scheduled throughout Uptown, Deep Ellum and Oak Cliff and will include "events at the Belmont Hotel and West Village." But the best sentence from the media release is this one: "Earth Hour will mark the first time that Dallas' signature skyline and central business district will intentionally go dark." When did it last go dark accidentally?

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Robert Wilonsky
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