Hilltown Families


Now in its 9th year, Earth Hour is a worldwide event intended to make a symbolic statement about climate change. Participants – from families to entire cities – are asked to darken their homes for 60 minutes as a powerful reminder of climate change. Families can join in on the global observance of Earth Hour, and in doing so, can create opportunities for meaningful place-based learning.

Earth Hour at the Trustees’ Bullitt Reservation Saturday, March 31st from 7-10pm Mark Wamsley, Program & Outreach Coordinator at The Trustees of Reservations’ Highland Communities Initiative writes: Turn out your lights and come see our stars! Join people around the world in marking Earth Hour, a time to reflect on energy use and the future of our planet. With several planets putting on a spectacular nighttime display over western Massachusetts, the natural… Read More

Sarah Stockwell-Arethen of Cummington, MA writes: In these uncertain times of volatility in the climate, the economy, and politics world-wide, our local communities are ever more important to our well-being and to our future.  On Saturday, March 26th, we will celebrate local community and local food in a truly embracing Hilltown event.  Come to one or all: Kid’s dance (5pm), Potluck (6pm) and Concert (7:30pm) at the Cummington Community House. 33 Main… Read More

Turn Out Your Lights & Send a Message In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future. People and places, like your local general store to… Read More

Vote Earth: Your Light Switch is Your Vote Last year we lit candles and placed them through out the house as we shut the lights off for one hour.  We were participating in a global statement to take action against global warming called Earth Hour (www.earthhour.org). We invite other families and businesses in Western Massachusetts (and beyond!) to join us this year on Saturday, March 28, 8:30-9:30pm by switching off your lights… Read More

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