Earth Hour Participation is Higher This Year

Posted by on April 5, 2012

Earth Hour 2012 a Success in OakvilleEarth Hour was observed on Saturday Mar. 31 around the world. The WWF called it a “huge success”. Earth Hour is a global lights-out initiative that was started by the World Wildlife Fund to effect climate change and awareness.

Oakville’s Mayor Burton got behind the movement as well.

Every little bit helps, and in sum the results are quite staggering.  Each individual has the power to contribute by not using their power for an hour!

When the lights went out in Oakville last Saturday, it was for a good cause.

Oakville residents and businesses showed their support for Earth Hour by turning off their lights for an hour between 8:30-9:30 p.m. By doing so, the town reduced its energy use by five per cent or 8,381 kilowatt hours.

“Everything we can do to conserve energy has positive results for our community and beyond,” Mayor Rob Burton said.


Inside Halton reported on the event.



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