ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Earth Hour. Earth Hour. Will you take time?

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he will.

Slay says the lights at city hall and at his home will go dark from 8:30 until 9:30 Saturday night, local time.

He says an hour less of energy consumption will signal the city’s commitment — and his own– to addressing climate change.

The World Wildlife Fund’s Keya Chatterjee says climate change should mean something to everyone, “More intense heatwaves, more extreme weather. Of course we’ve seen right here in the United States a record year where we had Superstorm Sandy and a record drought through the midwest.”

Earth Hour is a yearly celebration that started in one city in 2007, and has now spread to 152 countries and to over 7,000 cities and towns.

For more on the observance, visit .

For more on the city of St. Louis efforts, go to


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