A special event, Belmont Goes Dark: An Earth Hour Celebration, was held on campus Sat., March 27 as part of a global project to raise awareness of climate change. During Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations and governments around the world come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple – turning off their lights for one hour.
The Belmont celebration included acoustic performances by student artists and light only from bonfires. In addition, recycling stations were available for trash and electronics, and old cellular phones were collected for “Cell Phones for Soldiers,” a program that encourages proper recycling of unwanted phones with proceeds going to pre-paid calling cards for troops.
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