Next weekend millions of people will power down for Earth Hour, the world’s largest event raising awareness about climate change. My friend, Alicia Ontiveros–host of EcoChat, a green web show–just informed me about a special Earth Hour discussion broadcasting Monday, March 22–World Water Day–at 8pm CT on ecochicago. Tune in to learn what you can do to make a difference.
Paula Conrad from Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Steve Valk from Citizen Climate Lobby will join the conversation to give viewers tips about how to reduce their carbon footprints and answer questions about climate change policy.
“This is a great opportunity for viewers to connect directly with two organizations that have incredible influence in the future of America’s power grid and climate change legislation,” says Alicia.
ComEd is a utility company that delivers electricity to more than 3.5 million homes and is also a local sponsor of Earth Hour Illinois.
Citizen Climate Lobby is a grassroots organization that mobilizes people across the country to take action against climate change in their own communities. Their mission includes creating “political will for a sustainable climate.”
So far, more than 100 countries and territories have committed to participate in Earth Hour. Start doing your part by joining EcoChat to learn more about climate change.
EcoChat is a video-based web show. Viewers anywhere can simply watch online, or log in with a Twitter account to chat in real time with other participants and submit questions to guests.
About Alicia Ontiveros
With a background in network television production, Alicia Ontiveros founded EcoChicago in January 2009 to connect local residents with new green resources in the Windy City. Since then, she’s produced dozens of web videos featuring green leaders and forged her own sustainable lifestyle. EcoChat is her newest endeavor connecting green leaders with a global audience to encourage a more robust culture of sustainability.