Saturday March 29, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support this massive environmental event.
In 2013, more than 7000 cities and towns in 153 countries and territories across all seven continents participated globally; and over 13 million Canadians from hundreds of cities, town and municipalities took part.
Thanks to both residents and businesses, Brampton had a 2.75 per cent decrease in energy consumption during Earth Hour last year. This works out to a 12.5 megawatt decrease – equivalent to removing 10,400 homes from the distribution system during that hour.
Brampton encourages residents and businesses to turn off all non-essential lights during Earth Hour. Energy conservation is of ever growing importance. Consider going beyond the hour to save energy all year round!
Go beyond the hour and support Earth Hour year-round
- Support a global cause at Earth Hour Blue, WWF’s new crowdfunding initiative
- Make your home energy efficient
- Make healthy and sustainable food choices
- Reduce, reuse and recycle
- Consider walking, riding or using public transport instead of driving
- Donate to WWF
- Spread the word about Earth Hour to your friends and family
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In 2006, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action in the first ever Earth Hour event. Then in March 2007 in Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour to take a stand against climate change for WWF’s official Earth Hour launch.
Learn more at www.earthhour.org