Lights Out San Francisco

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Lights Out San Francisco started in 2007 as citywide energy conservation and awareness campaign that culminated in a public event held on the night of October 20th. Citizens and the city of San Francisco were encouraged to turn out all non-essential lighting for one hour. As the movement grew in San Francisco other state and nation-wide cities formed sister organizations and on the 20th, several cities joined with San Francisco to turn out the lights.

Lights Out is now embarking on phase two - a new energy awareness campaign focused on downtown San Francisco commercial buildings. Phase two encourages downtown buildings to turn out their non-essential lights and appliances every night making San Francisco the first dark skyline in the country.

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Lights Out San Francisco is a Tides Center Project