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Lights out in St. Paul Saturday night for Earth Hour to promote conservation

Many St. Paul buildings will turn off their lights for an hour Saturday night as the city participates in the international Earth Hour.

The lights will go out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to promote energy conservation.

Buildings scheduled to observe the Hour of Darkness:

  • State Capitol
  • St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Court House
  • Landmark Center
  • St. Paul Central Library
  • James J. Hill Reference Library
  • Wells Fargo Place
  • First National Bank Building
  • District Energy
  • Rice Park

City officials are also urging residents, businesses and others to join the effort by turning off non-essential lights during thet hour.

Mayor Chris Coleman says this is just one way the city is promoting energy conservation and efficiency, noting the city is promoting electric-car sharing programs, solar-powered charging stations and solar panels.

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