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Houstonians Going Dark, Conserving Energy for Fifth Annual Lights Out Houston effort

More than 120 million square feet will turn lights off

Houston – Lights Out Houston is celebrating its fifth anniversary as Houstonians in downtown and throughout the region turn their lights off tomorrow at 10 p.m. as part of the City of Houston’s Earth Day 2012 celebration. Commercial buildings in the downtown district, the Galleria, Greenspoint, and across Houston will go dark to save electricity. More than 120 million square feet of commercial office space will turn off the lights and go dark tomorrow as part of this effort.

For a complete list of properties participating, visit www.lightsouthouston.com.

Now in its fifth year, Lights Out Houston has set a national standard that has been copied by major cities globally. Lights Out Houston wants Houston to not only be the Energy Capital of the World but also the Energy Conservation Capital. LOH urges Houstonians to turn off unnecessary electricity in office buildings, shopping malls, schools, public buildings and residences in downtown and other areas of Greater Houston.

WHAT: 2012 Lights Out Houston

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Throughout the Greater Houston Region

Media interested in interviewing one of the creators of Lights Out Houston or needing more information, please contact Erik Noriega at 713-844-3663 or enoriega@houston.org.

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The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston’s business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With more than 2,100 Member organizations, GHP represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit GHP at houston.org.

CONTACT:
Erik Noriega
Manager, Communications
(713) 844-3663 – Office
(832) 657-4613 – Mobile

Micah Hirschfield
Vice President, Communications
(713) 844-3642 – Office
(713) 899-2395 – Mobile

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