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It is Earth Hour on Saturday March 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

The City will be participating in Earth Hour by turning off the lights at City Hall, The Esplanade and the Library.

“Earth Hour is an excellent opportunity for the City to engage the community in a discussion around responsible energy use,” says Russ Smith, energy sustainability manager.

What will you be doing? Here are a few different ways to spend Earth Hour and reduce your carbon footprint:

  1. Gather family and friends for a night picnic in your local park and gaze at the stars. Try to identify some of the constellations in the night sky.
  2. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
  3. Organize a treasure hunt in the dark using wind up flashlights
  4. Take the dog for a late evening walk
  5. Enjoy a candle-lit soak in the bathtub
  6. Sit in the dark and share stories
  7. Organize a family night playing board games

To find out more about Earth Hour, visit the official website Sign up and join millions of people in more than 1,400 cities and towns in 80 countries by turning off your lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27.



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