Shine a light on climate change through Earth Hour 3-25-2017

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

On Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 pm local time millions of people across the globe will be switching off non-essential lighting for one hour to observe Earth Hour, the world largest public environment action and I personally am going to be a part of it!


For those of you who don’t know Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative in Sydney Australia in 2007. Over the years it’s grown into a global movement with millions of people participating from more than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries/territories across every continent! What an impact this global action makes by everyone switching off lights calling attention to taking responsibility for our environment.


Our building management company, CBRE is a proud Supporter of Earth Hour and encourages us all to take a moment to watch the Earth Hour official video at


They are right it’s easy to get involved just like some of the world’s most famous man-made marvels and natural wonders, including China’s Forbidden City, the Eiffel Tower, Table Mountain, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Buckingham Palace, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, Niagara and Victoria Falls, the Empire State Building and many more global icons. They have stood in darkness as a powerful symbol of landmark environmental action during Earth Hour.


Getting involved is easy:


 1. Commit to joining Earth Hour

2. Tune In by inviting friends and family to participate

Stay connected to the conversation by becoming a fan of Earth Hour on Facebook and following @earthhour on Twitter.

3. Turn Out non-essential lighting from 8:30 – 9:30 pm local time on Saturday March 25th


CBRE is encouraging us to participate in our building by switching off all non-essential office lights and unplugging non-essential equipment before leaving the building on Friday and to turn off all lights at our homes during the event. It’s an important step in helping making changes on how we can all reduce our ecological footprint by committing to actions that benefits our planet. 


This community service announcement is brought to you by Dorie Dillard, your NW Austin real estate professional with Coldwell Banker United Realtors®.


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love the idea, count us in.  Happy Wednesday, and thank you for the reminder. I was trained to switch non-essential lighting by my parents, who always said, turn the light off, we are not a museum!  LOL  A

Mar 22, 2017 11:15 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie Dillard - Sedona is certified as a dark sky city. It is geared more for eliminating light polution but has an effect of using less energy.  We just naturally keep our lights off!  When you can seel stars and the Milky Way at night you really want to do this. Thanks for shedding "light" (pun intended) on this. 

Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM #2
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Hello Dorie Dillard - thank you for bringing up such a worthwhile event to the forefront. Together we can all become heroes on March 25th. May we all look up the night skylight and enjoy the natural beauty this earth has in store for us.

Mar 22, 2017 11:50 AM #3
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


I think it's a terrific idea and will participate myself. I hope millions do the same. We keep most lights off anyhow so this will be pretty simple.


Mar 22, 2017 01:22 PM #4
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for giving me heads up Dorie Dillard.  

Mar 22, 2017 01:25 PM #5
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Dorie - Thanks for the heads up - we knew about it, but didn't yet have the details. We're in.

Mar 22, 2017 01:39 PM #6
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dorie, growing up in Istanbul, our lights would be turned off by the government at certain hours and I was thought to turn off non-essential lights, it's just a habit now. Count me in this Saturday.

Mar 22, 2017 05:08 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie. I am so far behind, I really need to get out of my bubble.  Never heard of Earth Hour before. Sigh

Mar 23, 2017 02:18 AM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Dorie, this is so important and have all in my neighborhood doing it is sad that our administration of government does not see the concern here.

Mar 23, 2017 04:21 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Somehow I missed this. We planned to go out to dinner so we had better be finished and on the way home by then. 

Mar 23, 2017 05:44 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dorie ---I'm often in the dark -- so this will be easy.   

Mar 23, 2017 06:19 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I was reading about this and am so glad you wrote about it.  We are such a plugged in society I'm glad to see more and more people and businesses participate in this. 

Mar 23, 2017 05:08 PM #12
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Dorie

Love the photo and your post has been featured to the group:


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