Join the movement! Power down the town for Earth Hour

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – for immediate release

Join the movement! Power down the town for Earth Hour

March 23, 2010 – For immediate release

We’re in, are you?

The town will once again shut off all non-essential electricity at our facilities on March 27 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. as part of Earth Hour 2010. Last year, Oakville achieved a reduction of 13.2 per cent in energy use across the town.

“The town is proud to participate in Earth Hour. It’s a great way to recommit ourselves to energy conservation for another year,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

Earth Hour is a global lights-out initiative created by the World Wildlife Fund to demand action on climate change.

Join the movement! Turn off the lights, turn down the thermostat, unplug the TV, DVD player, microwave, clock radio and computer … and enjoy the quiet. Sign up on the Earth Hour website and learn more about what you can do to save energy year round.

Staff will work to reduce energy consumption at town facilities during Earth Hour without compromising public safety or interfering with town services. Measures will include turning off lighting and marquee signage where possible at Town Hall, central operations, southeast depot, the greenhouse, community centres, libraries, the Oakville Centre, pools and arenas. As well, the three war memorials in Oakville (Georges Square Cenotaph and Memorial, Trafalgar Memorial and Bronte Memorial) will go dark during Earth Hour.

Oakville Hydro will provide a community impact assessment on the energy reduction achieved throughout Oakville during Earth Hour.

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For more information, contact:
Suzanne Austin
Research Policy Analyst
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3910
saustin@oakville.ca


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Join the movement! Power down the town for Earth Hour