Assemblyman Saladino Sponsors Earth Hour Initiative

March 24, 2010
Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino today announced that he will be a sponsor on a resolution in the state Legislature recognizing March 27 at 8:30 p.m. as Earth Hour in New York state. The bi-partisan resolution is supported by many members in the Assembly and is meant to raise awareness of climate change.

“Participating in this event is very simple,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “Everyone should and is welcome to participate. Care for our environment is important for big changes. This minor action, cooperating with every New Yorker and millions across the globe, will send a clear message about the effectiveness of energy conservation.”

Earth Hour is a worldwide event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund designed to raise awareness of energy conservation and environmental issues. Starting at 8:30 p.m., participants are asked to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour. Last year, 88 countries and 4,088 cities took part. According to Environmental Advocates of New York, our state is the eighth largest energy consumer in the country.

“Participation in this event will show how people can be more cognizant of our energy consumption and help the environment by simply turning off a light,” said Assemblyman Saladino. “If everyone does their part for one hour, the benefits can really add up.”