In support of Earth Hour this Saturday, the world-famous, solar-powered Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will have its 160,000 LED lights turned off for 60 minutes, starting at 8:30 p.m.

“Pacific Park’s participation with Earth Hour fits right in with our commitment to being a leader in our community and industry for green initiatives,” said Jeff Klocke, director of Marketing and Sales at Pacific Park. “In addition to the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel and energy-efficient LED lights, we continue to identify additional greening initiatives including the replacement of all light fixtures in the park, discontinued use of bottled water and providing employees with reusable bottles and mugs, and upgrading cleaning supplies to environmentally friendly products.”

In 2010, Pacific Park was awarded Excellence in Stewardship of the Natural Environment at the 15th annual Sustainable Quality Awards presented by the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit Sustainable Works.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

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