• Space Needle to go dark Saturday for ‘Earth Hour' climate movement


    As part as a movement to support action on climate change, the Space Needle will go dark Saturday night, along with other landmarks across the world.

    The Needle’s exterior lights will be turned off as a part of Earth Hour, an annual event organized by the World Wildlife Federation.

    The annual event begins at 8:30 p.m. worldwide. Participants are encouraged to turn off their lights for an hour to demonstrate a commitment to fighting climate change, WWF says on its event page.

    Lights will also go out on the facades of seven other Seattle buildings, according to the WWF.

    They include:

    • KeyArena
    • Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Music Project)
    • Pacific Science Center
    • Showbox at the Market (downtown Seattle)
    • Showbox SoDo
    • 1201 Third Avenue (The former Washington Mutual tower)
    • University of Washington Tower


    See a partial list of other participants at this link.

    The WWF is also inviting musicians to stream live sets to their fans using Facebook Live or another live channel using  #EarthHourLive.

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