Puerto Vallarta will join other municipalities in the State of Jalisco and throughout Mexico this Saturday, March 28, in Earth Hour between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM.
Earth Hour is a yearly event where cities worldwide turn off their lights for one hour to bring attention to global warming and climate change, taking an hour of saving energy as a reminder of the issue many consider the most serious of our time.
Throughout the State of Jalisco, including the City of Puerto Vallarta, government buildings will go dark for the hour and the state encourages businesses and residents to participate in the worldwide event. In Guadalajara the city is encouraging residents to make a difference throughout the day by using public transportation and riding bikes, including hosting a night bike ride in the city during Earth Hour.
Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour 2015 is on 28 March 2015, 8:30 pm.
The State of Jalisco has setup a calculator so you can see how much emissions you are saving by turning off one light, or more, for a single hour. You can calculate your environmental impact on Earth Hour here http://siga.jalisco.gob.mx/calculadoraCO2