Will you do your part to make Earth Hour 2011 as powerful as it was last year? Earth Hour is an amazing campaign, bringing awareness to something as simple as turning out the light in a room when you walk out of it. We all know we should be more energy efficient, but sometimes it isn't always top of mind - and it should be.
“If everyone who participated last year turned off their unnecessary lights and appliances for just one hour every evening, the combined savings would be enough to power close to 2,200 homes for an entire year,” said B.C. Hydro CEO Dave Cobb. “That’s a goal worth exceeding.”
Coquitlam Centre is continuing it's commitment to take part in Earth Hour and will be turning off all signage and non-essential lighting in our Centre. Emergency lighting and security systems will remain on.
What else can you expect to be 'lights out' tonight?
According to the Province - Lights on the Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place, Science World and at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory are among those that will turn down the wattage between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. as part of a global bid to cut electricity use. Pan Pacific Hotel is one of many that will turn off all non-essential lights and is encouraging its guests to do the same. McDonald’s announced it will be dimming the Golden Arches across the country.
Environmentalists hope homeowners in Metro Vancouver and the rest of B.C. will follow suit.
Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/technology/Lights+across+countdown+Earth+Hour...
Make sure you do your part towards a successful Earth Hour in B.C.