|Are y?all joinin' the party at 8:30pm tomorrow? Commercial real estate firms and other companies, organizations, schools and individuals will be going dark for Earth Hour, a symbol of commitment to slowing climate change. More than 700 Atlanta buildings are participating— the largest-ever turnout here (pun intended).|
Atlanta-based Carter (which gave us this pic from '09) is observing Earth Hour across its national 20M SF portfolio for the second year, switching off its faade lighting and encouraging tenants to join in. Other firms participating locally include Tishman Speyer, Jones Lang, and CBRE, and buildings Bank of America Plaza, Georgia Aquarium, Coca-Cola World HQ Building, SunTrust Plaza, Atlantic Station (Wachovia and BB&T), Emory University, and Colony Square.
This sign at public relations firm Creaxion will go dark too—but there?ll still be a buzz of activity inside. The firm, ground zero for Earth Hour PR in the US, is handling media relations and coordinating photos and videos. In between, CEO Mark Petit promises the team will enjoy a candlelight dinner. When we talked to Mark this week, he was a in particularly good spirits because the firm's work for Earth Hour '09 earned a nomination for the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil—the ?Oscar of PR,? he says.