Philadelphia PA IPL Invites you to Earth Hour 2016…
… a party that will celebrate the beauty of the night sky and the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, March 19 from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.
- A “Greet the Light” experience with the opening of the ceiling Skyspace over the meetinghouse,
- The music of Acoustic Blender,
- An earth-defying dessert bar,
- The glow of solar lanterns during international Earth Hour.
Proceeds from the Philadelphia PA IPL Earth Hour will benefit PA IPL’s Time to Build up Campaign, which aims to triple our staff and expand our reach, establishing a foundation for PA IPL to become a truly state-wide organization.
The ceiling will open at 7 pm
At sunset, a section of the roof of the meetinghouse will slide open for a “Greet the Light” program, a meditative and prayerful experience of the wonder of light — both natural and human-inspired. If the weather has other plans, there will be an alternative light show,
Participants lie on their backs to view the light show. With the ceiling open to the March sky we recommend dressing warmly or bringing a blanket to be extra cozy. You can also bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Acoustic Blender will jazz up the place
Starting at 8 pm, the party will move into the social room and will include the music of Acoustic Blender, as well as some great desserts, while we celebrate the amazing work that PA IPL is doing to combat climate change and care for our planet.
We’ll join international Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30
Originated by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is a world-wide movement in which individuals, communities and businesses throughout the world are invited to turn off their non-essential lights on the same day from 8:30 pm to 9:30 as a sign of commitment to the planet.
Bring your own light alternative (no candles, though) to add to the ambiance. High-level donors can take home a solar powered lantern, while supplies last.
Green Transportation Challenge
As a special show of love for the earth and its climate, consider an alternative to driving to the event:
- Bike racks are available to the left of the building.
- For public transit, use the #23 SEPTA bus; the L SEPTA bus; the SEPTA Chestnut Hill East line’s Wyndmoor station (three-block walk); or the SEPTA Chestnut Hill West line’s St. Martin’s station (one-mile walk).