120 cities and towns taking part on March 29
Ottawa (27 March 2008) - With less than a week to go, more than 120 cities and towns across Canada are planning to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 9 p.m. When it was inaugurated last year in Sydney, Australia, Earth Hour created an energy saving of 10.2%. More than two million citizens shut off their lights for the hour.
This year, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining communities, organizations and businesses across the country and around the globe in making this symbolic gesture to conserve energy and raise awareness. Capitals like Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, Winnipeg and Montreal are among cities that have joined this global event.
Earth Hour shows that, collectively, small actions make a difference in the worldwide effort to deal with global warming. Individual action on a mass scale can help change the planet for the better.
For more information on how to register and for video clips from Mayors around the world check out: www.earthhour.org.
But don't stop there! Assess your ecological footprint at http://www.myfootprint.org/ and take action to reduce your impact on the Earth and our climate. NUPGE