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Local Cape Starbucks Will Go Dark For Earth Hour 2012

Published: Mar 21, 2012 11:13 AM EDT

Cape Coral business join international countries, cities and landmarks in global event.


Cape Coral, FL - March 31st between 8:30– 9:30pm Starbucks on Pine Island Road will proudly participate in Earth Hour 2012. They will help to add the Cape to the list of over 5,200 cities around the world in this voluntary movement of climate change awareness by turning off their lights for Earth Hour.


Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, with a simple idea, and quickly spread world-wide. Always the last Saturday in March, this exciting event has grown to 135 countries. In every time zone between 8:30-9:30pm, we will watch as some of the world’s largest cities, from New York to Berlin, Sydney to Toronto go dark. Some of the world’s most recognized landmarks like the Coliseum, Buckingham Palace, Golden Gate Bridge, Table Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, The Pyramids, The Eiffel Tower, The Forbidden City, Sydney Opera House and the strip in Vegas will shut off their lights for Earth Hour. It is a universal message of hope and action to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Together our simple actions add up. 

Starbucks’ exterior lights will be turned off as well as all non-essential interior lighting. Coffee by Candlelight will be the theme of the evening. For this special hour they will have live music, special glow in the dark activities and social check-in goodies. They encourage everyone to use this opportunity to take advantage of their ongoing campaign to bring in a reusable tumbler for your beverage to save a cup and save some money. We can all do the little things daily to add up to big things.


Store Manager Cathy Hoiseth says “Starbucks Shared Planet initiative says that we are committed ‘To reduce our own environmental footprint and fight climate change.’ On the local level we can’t think of a better way than to go dark for Earth Hour.” Barista Bianca Siggia adds, “I felted empowered after watching the Earth Hour video and excited to help put together this event. I am overwhelmed at the incredible difference people can make by pulling together, to cooperate globally, for a greater good. It is inspirational.”


Your local Starbucks is encouraging everyone to join them for this special event, or simply just join the world for Earth Hour 2012 by switching off your lights at home at 8.30pm and sharing the positive action you will take for the planet beyond the hour.

Starbucks is located in Coral Walk Plaza in North Cape Coral, about a half mile east of the intersection of Pine Island Road and Del Prado.


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