The airport will participated in Earth Hour celebrations Saturday, first by turning the LED display green on the DIA sign along Pena Boulevard. Then from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., that sign, the illuminated Jeppesen Terminal Sign and the lights at the base of the "Mustang" will be turned off completely.
DIA is also encouraging its employees to turn off non-essential lights during that hour.
"Denver International Airport has a widespread reputation as a green airport, and we are a leader in working to reduce the environmental impact of our daily operations," Kim Day, Manager of Aviation, said. "We are proud to join in this international celebration of our planet, and to acknowledge the environmental challenges it faces."
The Earth Hour event will not affect operations at the airport.
The red eyes on the "Mustang" statue will stay lit, because that is part of the artwork.
Some 7,000 cities and towns across 152 countries are expected to participate in Earth Hour. For more information, visit http://www.earthhour.org.
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