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Town to flick the switch in support of Earth Hour 2017

March 15, 2017   ·   0 Comments

For the ninth consecutive year, the Town of New Tecumseth will join millions around the world on Saturday, March 25 by shutting down non-essential lighting and equipment in its facilities, where feasible and without jeopardizing safety, for one full hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in support of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour, which is a World Wildlife Fund International initiative to raise awareness about climate change, symbolizes that working together the people of the world can make a difference in the fight against climate change.
Earth Hour has grown from a single event in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to a global phenomenon. Earth Hour is not about solving the climate change – it is about people uniting for one hour to reduce their ecological footprint, expressing concern and an intention to do something about it.
All residents, businesses and industry in the Town of New Tecumseth are encouraged to participate. In the case of businesses that are not in a position to turn their lights off completely due to operational requirements, they are encouraged to reduce and conserve power during that hour.
During Earth Hour 2016, Power Stream reported that New Tecumseth had the 5th highest percentage of power reduction for its service territory. According to Power Stream, last year, power consumption in New Tecumseth had decreased 5.3 per cent during the one-hour event compared to a similar type of day, (taking into consideration hour of the day, time of year and weather) to Earth Hour.
Show your support by signing up for Earth Hour at www.earthhour.org.


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