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Turn off the lights and enjoy candlelit Literary Extravaganza

March 11, 2009

What’s on your calendar for March 28? ASU Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services (OCCSS) wants you to spend one hour in the dark that night, enjoying a special presentation on art and global awareness by faculty and students.

People around the world will join together to take a stand for climate change by turning off their lights for one hour as part of Earth Hour, and OCCSS will join in that effort with lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. A program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the center, 915 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. 

“Literary Extravaganza: Lit by Candlelight” will feature guest speaker Neal Lester, distinguished professor and chair of the English Department, as well as student writers and artists from across campus who will share their work or that of their favorite author. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Earth Hour is a global initiative in which individuals, businesses and governments turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. Those interested in attending or presenting at the event are asked to call (480) 965-9515 or send an email to by March 26.