Peace Corps Meets Earth Hour

Join us in a celebration of service for our planet!

Weber Park Building in Edina, MN
March 26, 2011

Celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps Service & hear stories from returned volunteers from 7:00 to 8:30pm

All lights off for WWF’s Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30pm

Music, poetry and refreshments and the opportunity to network with others

Cool Planet is celebrating Earth Hour in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps to link energy saving and the building of a global Citizens Climate Solutions movement with the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. and the over 200,000 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) now living in the USA and around the world. RPCVs from Edina and around the metro area will reflect on how their Peace Corps experience has changed their lives, while attendees will commit to actions to “go beyond the hour” to slow the warming climate and speed the movement to a clean energy future.

Last year Earth Hour reached 1.3 billion people with this urgent message that we need to reduce the impact our energy system has on the planet. If we can get a billion people to switch off their lights for an hour, drawing attention to the issues of climate change, it sends a clear message to world leaders to GET TO WORK NOW!!!

If you cannot make it, this is an opportunity to create your own event. Every individual, business, school, faith community and community can switch their lights off for one hour in a collective display of commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – Planet Earth.

The message of President John F. Kennedy’s to young Americans to volunteer in the Peace Corps and serve humanity in the 60’s is needed more urgently than ever today. Peace Corps meets Earth Hour gives the opportunity for the youth of America to join hands with older generations to take local action on creating a healthy future.