Earth Hour 2010 in the Tricities

We here at love the earth. Mostly because it’s where we happen to live, but also since green is the primary colour of our site, we feel a certain kinship with the only habitable planet that we know of.

On Saturday, March 27th Earth Hour will take place. The deal is everyone turns off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time to raise awareness of environmental issues. The event is hosted by the World Wildlife Fund, and is sponsored by BC Hydro here in BC.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses turned off their lights for an hour, reducing Sydney’s power consumption by 10.1%. In 2009, more than 4,000 towns and cities in 88 countries signed on to participate, including 84 communities in British Columbia. Last year, there was a reduction of 1.1% in electricity use provincewide during earth hour. That may not sound like much, but it represents 72 megawatts of electricity, the equivalent of turning off 1.5 million lights.

Here in the Tricities, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam are all taking part.

Here are some suggestions from the organizers on how you can take part…

You can support Earth Hour by:

-Turning off your lights at 8.30PM on March 27

-Showing your support by adding yourself to their world map

-Adding Earth Hour widgets, logos and banners to your blog or website to help us spread the word. You could even be our Earth Hour Online Supporter of the Day.

-Talking about Earth Hour in your social network by updating your Facebook status, grabbing a Twibbon, tweeting about your support, and more

-Get together with your friends and family, by hosting an Earth Hour party or holding your own candlelit affair

-Encourage your employer and workmates to take part in Earth Hour and make energy savings every day

-Make an Earth Hour Lantern as a symbol of hope for the future

Hope to not see you on Saturday, March 27th! (You know, because it will be too dark)

You can sign up right here…

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