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Earth Hour/Unpower Hour 2010

Saturday Night was the big Earth Hour switch off. Visit our Facebook Group: WCMC Sustainability and see how people cut off lights and non-essential power for the hour from 8:30PM - 9:30PM. And join us on Thursday April 1st for the at work version from 2PM-3PM.

Less Waste at Lunch - Nov 5

On Thursday, November 5 at 11:45AM - 12:55PM. Meet at the Garden Cafe: Bring or buy your lunch -- and bring your cloth napkins and silverware

Film Screening - The 11th Hour

Students enjoyed green prizes and local food offered during the showing of this green documentary.

Did You Know

  • Earth Day was founded in 1970.  U.S. Senatory Gaylord Nelwo of Wisconsin called for a nationwide demonstration in the spring of 1970 aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues.  It worked.  The first national Earth Day was April 22, 1970. 

Upcoming Events

  • Unpower Hour 2017: Calling All Green Leaders
  • Update: Green Kits are ready for pickup! if you're a Green leader, check your email for more instructions. If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time; read on for more details.
    As is our yearly tradition, we are gearing up to kick off Weill Cornell Medicine's year-long energy savings plan, and need your help to make it happen.
    Join us as a Green Leader and enroll coworkers in your area for both Earth Hour 2017 on Saturday, March 25 and the WCM Unpower Hour 2017 on Thursday, March 30
    Earth Hour is an initiative by WWF to create awareness about climate change and the power of individuals to create a tangible positive impact on the planet. Every year, millions of people around the world take part in this annual symbolic lights out event on a Saturday night, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time. Weill Cornell Medicine is joining this event for the ninth year in a row and will be doing a work-day version of Earth Hour on Thursday, March 30 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM . 
    As a Green Leader, you can help us by signing up colleagues in your area before the events. We'll give you free gifts to hand out and a green shopping bag full of eco-friendly goodies.
    Over 1,000 faculty, students, and staff participated last year- Let's break the record again!