26 March 2010

LAX to shut off pylons in support of the 2010 Earth Hour


In celebration of this year’s Earth Hour, the entrance to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will go green, literally. The 100-foot-tall pylons that greet airport visitors will glow green for one hour prior to the beginning of Earth Hour then will be completely turned off to coordinate with the worldwide event.

The pylons have become a “symbolic gateway” for LAX since they were introduced in 2000. In 2005 the structures were made more environmentally friendly with an LED upgrade that now consumes 75-percent less electricity than the previous setup.

LAX’s participation, along with the entire city of Los Angeles, has prompted Earth Hour sponsor WWF to designate The City of Angels as a flagship location.

Along with the Staples Center, the home of the L.A Lakers and Clippers, last year’s Earth Hour participants included iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Great Pyramids of Giza and the Eiffel Tower.

Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 27 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.

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