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Lights Out For GSA Federal Buildings Across the United States

Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., during Earth Hour

The Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., during Earth Hour.

At 8:30 p.m. local time March 27, the lights went off for one hour at more than 40 federal buildings as GSA participated in the third annual Earth Hour. The global event is held annually on the last Saturday of March. The program asks households, businesses, and governments around the world to turn off their nonessential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to take action against climate change.

GSA is committed to eliminating the environmental damage that results from the operation of its buildings. Participation in Earth Hour 2010 in a small way demonstrated the agency's commitment to meeting the White House's directives to conserve energy and protect the environment while continuing to provide superior workplaces to federal employees in GSA buildings across the United States.

The images of GSA properties participating in Earth Hour 2010 show a stark contrast between lights on and lights off and illustrate GSA's commitment to sustainability.

Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., during Earth Hour

The Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, Ore., before Earth Hour.


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