Kathy Leondard, USA
We're a small advertising/marketing agency in St. Louis. We brought the Earth Hour Event to St. Louis, MO. in 2007. We started pretty small, just the agency and our families, and a few friends. In 2008. we successfully organized a number of the cities most visible political leaders to help us darken our most notable structures: the Gateway ARCH our national monument, Busch Stadium, home to our Cardinals; St. Louis City Hall, the center of our downtown.
We hosted a party at Busch Stadium and had more than 300 people attend. Small by comparison to some cities participation, but significant for us, a small agency of 15 people.