Power Down and Charge Up for Earth Hour

One Hour of Lights Out Will Make a World of Difference

Where will you be during lights out for Earth Hour? Leave a comment below and share with us where and with who you’ll be sharing your Earth Hour experience with.

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What’s Earth Hour?

Every year, thousands of cities and towns worldwide turn off their lights for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour. This grassroots movement, initiated by the World Wildlife Fund, unites people to protect the planet and spread their support for climate change action.

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Photo: City of Vaughan

 

Here’s how you can participate

This year Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Join the campaign by turning off all non-essential lights during that hour. You can also come out to Earth Hour Vaughan, a special event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Vaughan City Hall to celebrate Earth Hour and energy conservation. Activities include an energy conservation exhibit, outdoor lantern walk, bike ride, refreshments, entertainment and much more.

Photo: City of Vaughan

 

Quick facts about Earth Hour

  • Earth Hour is held annually on the last Saturday of March and is organized by the World Wildlife Fund
  • Earth Hour began in 2007 and is a global sustainability movement that brings attention to the issues of energy conservation and climate change
  • In 2014, more than 162 countries and more than 7,000 cities participated in Earth Hour
  • More than 70-million global digital interactions happened last year in celebration of Earth Hour — on March 29, 2014, the phrase Earth Hour and #EarthHour appeared on Twitter 1.2-billion times
  • In 2014, Earth Hour and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 formed a promotional partnership to encourage people around the world to become superheroes for the planet with a simple call to action: use your power at earthhour.org

Kailyn Smith, MES
Sustainability Co-ordinator
City of Vaughan

Where will you be during lights out for Earth Hour? Leave a comment below and share with us where and with who you’ll be sharing your Earth Hour experience with.

 

 

Visit the City of Vaughan’s website at vaughan.ca.

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