Turn off your lights, your computer, and everything else electric tomorrow (Saturday) night between 8:30 and 9:30 PM. Join millions of people around the world for Earth Hour. The goal of Earth Hour is to make everyone aware of the effect that our everyday lives have on the environment — and how we need to make changes to protect our planet.
The “judges” (ELP instructors) have selected six photos from all the entries in the ELP Spring Break Photo Contest. Now it’s your turn. Take a look at all six photos, and select your favorite. Voting continues until 11:59 PM on Monday, March 23.
Hanee, Nayul, and M&Ms from Hanee Park
La Jolla Beach-San Diego from Caroline Severino Malvestiti
The March Equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The official start of Spring 2015 in Chicago is at 5:45 PM today. Read more about the Spring Equinox on timeanddate.com. Then enjoy the day.
By the way, those flowers to the left are crocuses. They’re one of the first signs of spring — and you’ll see them soon.
If the rising temperatures in Chicago don’t get you in the mood for spring, then stop by the Lincoln Park Conservatory. While you’re there, take in the Spring Flower Show. Admission is free, the plants are beautiful, and the flowers smell amazing.
The conservatory is located at the north end of Lincoln Park Zoo. After you leave the conservatory, head into the zoo, where you can enjoy the animals and soak up the afternoon warmth. Local meteorologists are predicting plenty of sunshine for of most of this week!