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Make Your LightsOutHouston Pledge For Earth Day

By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY

Go dark to kick off Earth Day, which is recognized this Friday.

It’s a great time to begin a commitment to reduce the usage of non-essential electricity. LightsOutHouston is asking the companies and property managers in Houston, which is referred to globally as the ‘Energy Capital of the World’, to turn out the lights at 10 p.m. this Thursday, Apr. 21.

The campaign, Houston Goes Dark Smart, is an effort that already has more than one-third of the Houston offices committed to participate on Thursday.

Andy Bergman, co-founder of LightOutHouston, predicts a savings of $3 million if the participating companies could routinely turn off building lights when they’re not needed.

LightsOut Houston started in 2008 as a city-wide commitment to energy efficiency by commercial building owners and their tenants. Participants are asked to sign a pledge of their commitment to energy conservation.

Click here to pledge.

According to LightOutHouston.com, over 90 million square feet and 65 companies participated in the energy-saving event in 2010.

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