This year's Earth Hour celebration on Saturday, March 28, at Penn State's University Park Campus, will feature an evening parade of life-sized illuminated puppets and glowing lanterns. Over the past year, students have created a variety of these creations through the IllumiNATION Project, which uses the arts to connect people and cultures and inspire dialogue about sustainability. Penn State Green Teams are encouraged to join in the fun, creating lanterns from used materials and march in the parade that will weave around the University Park campus, showing support for the environment and sparking conversations on protecting our planet. More information will be forthcoming on the parade timing and route, but in the meantime, consider organizing your group to join the parade and create some lanterns like the ones shown below. Hope Falk, one of the IllumiNATION program leaders, is offering a free workshop to help Green Teams produce glowing art for the parade. This year-long project has been sponsored by Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with Student Affairs.
Each year, 18 million people worldwide turn off the lights for an hour and gather to discuss climate and other sustainability issues. This year, Penn State's EcoReps are hosting a gathering and IlluminNATION light partade as part of our community efforts.
Here is the Spring 2020 Climate Events Flyer. Climate change affects us all and climate action is everyone's responsibility. Please circulate to your networks.