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Boston Campus Participates In Earth Hour 2011


On Saturday, March 26, MCPHS joined many Boston colleges, universities and museums in participating in Earth Hour 2011. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour participants extinguish all non-essential lighting between 8:30 p.m and 9:30 p.m. Boston was among 1,000 cities worldwide that pledged to shut off lights for Earth Hour. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino asked all students to participate.

In MCPHS residence halls, students and staff held a glow-in-the-dark paint craft hour, and also did some “camera painting” using a slow motion flash and brightly colored LED lights. Residence Life staff who helped organized Earth Hour activities included Sean Green, Nicole Lacoste, Thang Le, and Eric-Paul Olsson, Cat Egan and Sara Mueller.

Boston participants for Earth Hour included a number of Boston’s iconic buildings and structures, such as the Omni Parker House, the Museum of Science, the Citgo Sign, the Prudential Center and the Hancock Building. Colleges and universities in Boston that participated include:

Emerson College
Tufts Health Sciences Campus
Emmanuel College
Boston Architectural College
Fisher College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Simmons College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheelock College