Thursday, March 29, 2012

Calgary set to celebrate Earth Hour

At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, we invite you to join us in turning off your lights for Earth Hour 2012.

Earth Hour is an annual international event. It’s a call to action for individuals and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and reducing greenhouse gases.

But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s about reducing our footprint and working together to create a better future for our planet.

Without a doubt, this movement has shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

Last year almost 10 million Canadians participated in more than 420 cities and municipalities across the country.  Around the world, an estimated 1.8 billion people participated in more than 130 countries.

On March 31, The City will participate by turning off the lighting in its Water Center, Manchester Building E, Whitehorn, Animal & Bylaw Services, The Langevin Bridge, Princes Island Riverwalk, fire stations and various other buildings.

Join us!  All you have to do is:
  • Sign the Earth Hour pledge on-line at
  • Raise awareness by encouraging your family, friends and local businesses to join the action
  • Turn off your lights for Earth Hour on March 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Collective small actions can make a big difference.  Go to to find out how you can make a difference today!

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