Nashville Embraces Earth Hour with Mayor O’Connell

Mayor O'Connell leads Nashville in Earth Hour 2024 celebrations.

Mayor Freddie O’Connell is inviting Nashvillians to join him and local leaders in celebrating Earth Hour 2024 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This global event encourages individuals and organizations to turn off non-essential lighting for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability efforts.

Earth Hour, observed annually on the last Saturday in March, symbolizes the collective impact small actions can have toward living more sustainably. Mayor O’Connell emphasized the importance of these efforts, particularly highlighting Nashville’s recent recognition as a Bloomberg American Sustainable City. This designation is expected to bolster the city’s initiatives on sustainability.

For this year’s Earth Hour, Mayor O’Connell is partnering with notable Nashville landmarks and organizations, including Geodis Park, Nissan Stadium, First Horizon Park, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Electric Service, and Alliance Bernstein. Key city landmarks like the Korean Veterans Bridge, Historic Metro Courthouse, Ben West Building, Justice A.A. Birch Building, and the Parthenon will also turn off their non-essential lighting in support of the event.

This initiative comes after Nashville was selected as one of the 25 cities to join the Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities program. The program aims to assist underfunded urban areas in developing sustainable, healthy, and equitable futures. For those interested in reducing their environmental footprint, Mayor O’Connell’s office has provided a list of resources including Socket, Nashville’s Sustainability Outlet, Zero Waste Nashville, and WeGo Transit, among others.

To learn more about the impact of becoming a Bloomberg American Sustainable City and to explore resources for individual action, visit the official Nashville government website.

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Nashville Food Faire: A Culinary Celebration at OneC1ty

The third annual Nashville Food Faire returns to OneC1ty, offering a day of local culinary delights, live cooking demonstrations, music, and a variety of food-related activities for families and pets, with over 30 local businesses participating.