The event calls on all businesses, and even households, to go dark. Can they do it for just one hour? Lumiere owners stepped up to the challenge
At 8:30 local time Saturday night, crews will turn off Lumiere`s huge digital billboard.
Nearby, the Four Seasons will serve a sustainable dinner by candlelight.
Organizers with the World Wide Fund For Nature encouraged everyone to turn off lights they do not absolutely need. They wanted homeowners to do the same.
Pinnacle Entertainment owns Lumiere and the Four Seasons. Pinnacle also owns the River City Casino in South County. Their 10-ton billboard will also get shut off for the hour.
Owners expect to save 14,000 kilowatt hours. By comparison, the average household burns about 12,000 kilowatt hours in an entire year.
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