St. Louis is gearing up once again to participate in the global event known as Earth Hour.

Geile-Leon Marketing Communications, which sponsored the first St. Louis Earth Hour, in 2008 is once again organizing St. Louis’ participation in 2010.

Hoping to build on the momentum created by last year’s event we are encouraging every college/university, municipality, and company in St. Louis to join in the effort to make St. Louis a leading city participating in this years event on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Last year we succeeded in getting “Lights Out” from the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, the Tums Building, St. Louis City Hall and St. Louis County Government Center during Earth Hour.  AB/InBev darkened its most recognizable sign in St. Louis, the flag on Highway 40/64.

Our goal this year is to encourage every iconic structure in Downtown St. Louis and throughout the area to “turn out” their lights on buildings and their signs.  We’re asking colleges to douse the lights on their most identifiable structures.   We also ask any individual sitting at home to do the same, and celebrate Earth Hour with Geile Leon!  Help make this a truly global effort!

Earth Hour is an annual international event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need for action on climate change.  In addition to St. Louis, thousands of cities around the world from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco participated last year and are pledged to do the same this year.

To learn more about Earth Hour nationally and to let us know that you and your company are going to participate – go to EarthHourSaintLouis.com.

We want the whole world to know how St. Louis is going to participate in EARTH HOUR 2010