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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Beginning April 25, it’s “lights out” for Houston! As the country as well as Houston continues Earth Day celebrations, the Bayou City will go dark in an effort to reduce the use of non-essential electricity.

By turning off the lights, Houston will not only conserve energy, but set an example to residents that the conservation of energy is paramount.

According to the “LightsOut Houston” website, “The ‘Energy Capital of the World’ will continue its sustained commitment to become the ‘Energy Conservation Capital’ by turning off non-essential lights from April 25 to April 28, 2013. LightsOut Houston started in 2008 as a city-wide commitment to energy efficiency by commercial building owners and their tenants. The goal of the program has expanded to establish a sustained reduction in the use of non-essential electricity by all buildings throughout the Greater Houston area. Participants are asked to sign a pledge of their commitment to energy conservation.”

Several Houston companies are taking the pledge to turn off non-essential electricity in an effort to build awareness about energy conservation.

The “LightsOut Houston” website provides tips on how to prepare for the event as well as how to conserve energy. Click here to learn more and watch related video below!

Will it be “lights out” for you? Click here to watch related video.

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