Friday, March 28, 2014

Spider-Man | Earth Hour | Chicago

Not only will Chicago represent the U.S. as the World Wildlife Fund’s 2014 Earth Hour Capital, but we’ll have Spider-Man on hand to help celebrate.

The iconic superhero — the first one to serve as an ambassador for Earth Hour — will be swinging his way to town and will be on hand 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall featuring DJs: Shon Roka, Lester Burn Em, Moz Definite and DJ Illanoiz.

Along with being able to pose for photos with Spider-Man, attendees will get tips on how to make Chicago a more sustainable city. There also will be a lot of fun activities for kids, including face-painting and prize drawings. The first 400 guests will also receive an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark T-shirt from the upcoming Sony Picture film, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Earth Hour itself is being recognized at 8:30 p.m. (local time) around the globe. In Chicago, Spider-Man will help flip a ceremonial switch to symbolically turn off the lights in the city — unveiling a glow-in-the-dark painting by Chicago artist ZORE64.

Thanks to being named the U.S. capital for Earth Hour 2014, Chicago will also receive a $30,000 grant from the World Wildlife Fund to be put towards a solar purchase program for residents.

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