Going Dark: Showing Support for Earth Hour 2013

By Cristina Mestre

UPMC’s non-hospital facilities along with hundreds of other buildings around the world and in Pittsburgh – including all 62 floors of the city’s tallest building, the U.S. Steel Tower -  will go dark Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour 2013, a global movement to raise awareness of environmental issues. 

Earth Hour also starts the countdown to Earth Day on April 22, another chance to focus on protecting our planet.  The temporary darkness at UPMC facilities is part of a larger effort in the system to show concern for the environment.

Some of UPMC’s ongoing green efforts include:
UPMC facilities also are hosting several environmental events in the coming weeks, including: 
UPMC is committed to reducing its environmental impact and leveraging community health by practicing environmental sustainability and promoting the adoption of healthy habits that can lead to a better quality of life.