Colorado Springs to Turn Lights Out Atop Pikes Peak for Earth Hour
Colorado Springs residents may be alarmed this Saturday
evening by an absence of light on the top of Pikes Peak. That's because the
Colorado Springs Utilities board will turn out the lights at the top of the fourteener for the third year in a row in recognition of
Earth Hour, which occurs between 8:30 and 9:30 PM. The observance of Earth Hour was started in 2004 by the World Wildlife Fund in
Australia. Originally called The Big Flick, the initiative was designed to challenge Australians to become more aware of energy
conservation. The name was changed in 2006 and the observance became an international event two years
later. Earth Hour takes place on the last Saturday in March, and serves as a kick-off to Earth Month, which is observed in April.