Hit the lights for Earth Hour

Between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. March 28, the City is encouraging residents to hit the lights for Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is a global initiative to raise awareness about how energy use contributes to climate change and how we can all take action to reduce impact.

Calgary Unplugged, a family-friendly lights out event being held at Olympic Plaza, starting at 7 p.m. will include free hot chocolate in compostable cups, games, an Earth Hour photo booth and an LED lantern parade. Event-goers will help power music and lights on bikes provided by Open Streets Calgary.

“We’re offering a fun way for citizens to join together and show Calgary’s commitment to conserving energy,” said Kyle White, leader of Corporate Environmental Stewardship. “Whether you celebrate with family or friends at home or bring your family downtown for the festivities, Earth Hour is about taking the time to reflect on the ways we can each take action to reduce our impact on the Environment.”

The City is participating by turning off non-essential and feature lighting at:

The Municipal Building

Old City Hall

Manchester Centre Building E

Ad Valorem Place

Whitehorn Multi-services Centre

All fire stations

Centre Street Bridge

Fourth Street underpass

Riverwalk near Prince’s Island

Langevin Bridge

* photo courtesy earthhour.tumblr.com

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