DIA participates in world-wide celebration of Earth Hour

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  • A combo picture taken on March 28, 2015 in Paris shows the Eiffel Tower being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights set to plunge into darkness. AFP PHOTO JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • central London shows the Houses of Parliament being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights set to plunge into darkness. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A combination photo shows the Kremlin being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign in central Moscow on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • This combination picture shows Jakarta's business district before and during Earth Hour on March 28, 2015. Lights will go out in some 7,000 cities and towns from New York to New Zealand for Earth Hour to raise awareness of the need for sustainable energy use, and this year also to demand action to halt planet-harming climate change. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • the Grand Palace before (top) and after (bottom) its lights were turned off to mark Earth Hour in Bangkok on March 28, 2015. Millions of people were expected to switch off their lights for Earth Hour on March 28 in a global effort to raise awareness about climate change that was even to be monitored from space. AFP PHOTO/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A picture taken on March 28, 2015 in Rome shows Colosseum before being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights set to plunge into darkness. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • St Peter's Basilica illuminated (Top) and with the lights turned off (Bottom) to Mark "Earth Hour" at the Vatican on March 28, 2015. Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on today for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A combination photo shows the monument to Francysk Skaryna and the Belarusian National Library being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign in Minsk on March 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON (Photo credit should read SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A combination of two pictures shows the New Bridge of Ronda illuminated (Top) and after the lights were turned off during the global climate change awareness campaign "Earth Hour", on March 28, 2015. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by environment conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Seattle Space Needle set to plunge into darkness for an hour to highlight the plight of the planet. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A combo picture taken on March 28 2015 shows the Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) being submerged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign, in Niteroi, a neighbouring city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 28, 2015. Millions are expected to take part around the world in the annual event organised by conservation group WWF, with hundreds of well-known sights set to plunge into darkness. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

DENVER — Denver International Airport plans to participate in a world-wide celebration of Earth Hour.

Saturday night the airport will shut off several prominent lights, including spotlights illuminating the infamous blue mustang.

Officials said they will also turn off the light on the Jeppesen Terminal Sign and non-essential LED signs.

This will be the third year DIA will participate in earth hour.

Denver Residents who would like to help the planet, can simply turn off all of your lights and electronics from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. local time on Saturday night.

The event is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Earth Hour alone can reduce the average energy consumption of the planet by four percent, officials said.

The phenomenon hopes to sweep  across 24 time zones and six continents.

For more for information visit: earthhour.org 

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