Baxter will switch off its lights to turn on awareness for climate change at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 26. Baxter's Deerfield headquarters and other locations globally will join businesses and communities around the world in turning off non-safety lights for one hour to demonstrate Baxter's commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of "Earth Hour."
Baxter has held environmental stewardship as a priority for more than three decades, and has been a pioneer in setting long-term environmental goals for waste, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water and packaging as well as measuring progress and reporting results. The company is a recognized leader in addressing global climate change, reducing GHG emissions and promoting renewable energy. Find out more about Baxter's environmental initiatives.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever with a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Learn more about Earth Hour and how to participate.