Power Down for Earth Hour This March 30

Posted on Monday March 11, 2019

On Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., residents and businesses are encouraged to join the Town in turning off all nonessential lighting and electronics in recognition of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is an annual event that promotes energy conservation and awareness for climate change. Whitby has participated in Earth Hour, reducing its energy consumption, since 2008. Once again this year the Town will switch off all unnecessary lighting and electronics at all Town facilities – including Town Hall, recreational facilities and more. Individual Town staff members will also be participating by turning off their computers at their workstations and unplugging appliances in common areas.

Whitby residents are encouraged to join in and reduce their electricity energy use in their own homes during Earth Hour by:

  • Turning off lights and televisions;
  • Powering down computers;
  • Unplugging unnecessary electronics and small appliances; and,
  • Not using cooking appliances during the hour.

Residents are reminded to stay safe and never leave lit candles unattended.

In addition to its participation in Earth Hour, a few of the Town’s recent green initiatives include converting facility and street lights to energy efficient LEDs, purchasing an electric ice resurfacer (or Zamboni) and becoming a Bee City.

For more information, visit earthhour.org

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