March 27, 2008
08-065

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

SAVE Encourages Participation in Earth Hour March 29

VALDOSTA - The Students Against Violating the Environment group at Valdosta State University is encouraging the VSU and the community to participate in the 2008 Earth Hour from 8-9 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

Earth Hour has been officially dedicated to turning off lights all over the world and S.A.V.E. encourages the campus community and the citizens of Valdosta to be active participants in the effort. Members agree this hour is a symbolic act of dedication towards saving energy, and will deliver a compelling message about the need for action toward the use of alternative energy forms.

S.A.V.E. members suggest students and families be creative with the hour. Fill the time with enjoyable activities like stargazing and candlelit games or take steps to improve personal energy conservation by replacing traditional, wasteful light bulbs with efficient compact fluorescents. Families and friends can also take time to consider options for saving energy and improving habits that affect the environment.

There are many ways to make a difference. For more information about Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.com and for more information about S.A.V.E. e-mail Amanda Hancock at ahhancoc@valdosta.edu.