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Tri-Cities, Paris to Celebrate Earth Hour

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The Tri-Cities will join Paris, France, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world Saturday to celebrate Earth Hour. The Tri-Cities will join Paris, France, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world Saturday to celebrate Earth Hour.

RICHLAND, WA - The Tri-Cities will join Paris, France, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities around the world Saturday to celebrate Earth Hour.

The decorative lights on the Cable Bridge will go dark at 8:30 p.m. There will be a flashlight hike in the Chamna Natural Preserve in Richland.

Gail Everett with the city of Richland's Green Living Program says families can celebrate Earth Hour at home by turning off the lights, and enjoy the candlelight.

"Make it a game. The kids won't want to turn the lights back on," Everett says. "It's all about conservation and drawing attention to how much energy we use. "When you power everything off it becomes so apparent. You can actually hear things in your home you've never heard before."

The first Earth Hour held in 2010 has spread to several cities around the world.

"The Eiffel Tower is turned down and the Taj Mahal is turned down for an hour if not longer. So it's something that is being celebrated everywhere."

Across from the darkened Cable Bridge, there will be an acoustic jam at the Crows Nest at Clover Island Inn, where you can watch the live stream of Earth Hour events around the world.

For more information on celebrating Earth Hour, click here.

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