Earth Hour is March 23, 8:30 – 9:30 pm. The Challenge is on! We are competing with Nanaimo to see who can reduce the most power during Earth Hour. This annual global event is hosted by the World Wildlife Fund to encourage us to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics to conserve power and demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts.
Last year British Columbians saved 121 megawatt hours of electricity during Earth Hour. In Kamloops we reduced power consumption by 3.6% and placed 15th out of 91 registered communities during Earth Hour. This year we hope to do even better!
Everyone can take small steps every day to lessen their impact on the environment, such as using a power bar to turn off electronics that are using “phantom power”. Phantom power is energy used by appliances even when in standby mode or turned off. Common appliances that use phantom power include, cell phone chargers, computers, TV’s, and microwaves.
For more information visit www.earthhour.org
(Summarized from City of Kamloops Website)