The WWF just announced that 17 cities have been selected as finalists to be considered for the Earth Hour Capital award this year. The City and County of San Francisco is one of those 17 finalists.
The finalists were chosen from a pool of candidates worldwide that also included the cities of Antioch, Chula Vista, Martinez and Oakland. The Earth Hour Challenge winner will be dubbed the Earth Hour Capital at a conference in Sweden on March 19. Five other cities will receive public participation grants of $30,000–$100,000.
Earth Hour represents a voluntary effort by cities and people around the world who agree to turn off their lights for one hour on March 23 to demonstrate a commitment to protect the planet. Cities that wish to participate in the 2013 Earth Hour on March 23 are encouraged to visit WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge website and complete the interest form.
For more information about the Earth Hour visit WWF’s website.