Join the town and reduce power for an hour this Saturday

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – for immediate release

Join the town and reduce power for an hour this Saturday

We’re in, are you?

The town will once again shut off all non-essential electricity at our facilities on March 26 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. as part of Earth Hour 2011.

“The town’s doing its part for the earth and powering down this Saturday,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “We feel it’s important to participate and we hope that Oakville residents will take up the challenge to reduce power for an hour.”

Earth Hour is a global lights-out initiative created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 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 WWF 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.

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For more information, contact

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

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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Join the town and reduce power for an hour this Saturday