Apr 25, 2013
06:10 PMConnecticut Today
"Lights Out Hartford" on Thursday Night
On Thursday night at 10 p.m., downtown Hartford will go dark, part of the second annual "Lights Out Hartford" celebration.
Led by the Connecticut Science Center, the event is part of the city's Earth Day activities in which 20 landmark buildings representing 9 million square feet in the city will turn off their unused lights as part of an effort to conserve energy. Last year, buildings comprising some 1.75 million sqaure feet participated, so there it will be a dramatic difference this year. The effort is hoping to eventually get 10 million square feet of Hartford to participate in energy-reduction activities.
According to a press release, some of the city's best-known landmark buildings have pledged to participate this year, including Aetna, Constitution Plaza, City Place, Connecticut Science Center, Goodman Square, One State Street, Konover Commercial at 55 Elm Street and 31-45 Pratt Street, Legrand at 60 Woodland St, Northeast Utilities/CL&P 56 Prospect Street and at its Berlin Campus, Phoenix, Siemon Company, State Market Hartford, LLC at State House Square and CT River Plaza.
As part of the event, the Connecticut Science Center is hosting a party. Admission is $50 per person, and funds raised by “Lights Out Hartford” will benefit Rebuilding Together Hartford, a national nonprofit organization that provides free home renovations for low-income homeowners.
For more info, visit lightsouthartford.com.