Let’s continue to be energy wise beyond the hour
Thank you to all who participated in 2016 Earth Hour, which took place on Saturday, March 19th from 8:30 to 9:30pm. Earth Hour is an annual global event that encourages individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics for one hour to raise awareness about the importance of energy conservation and encourage ongoing action throughout the year to ensure responsible energy use.
Earth Hour participation around the globe showcases how collective action can have big impacts. For example, in BC alone, Earth Hour participants have saved over 700 megawatt hours of electricity since 2008. This means that in just the eight hours of participation, BC has saved enough electricity to power over 65 homes for an entire year.
Earth Hour is a reminder of the power of conservation and the importance of making energy efficiency a priority year-round. Conserving energy not only contributes to more efficient use of our resources, but also enables individuals to reduce energy costs. Visit BC Hydro Power Smart and Fortis BC for more resources, including energy-saving tips, information on rebates and incentive programs, and tools to track your energy consumption.
Remember, being energy wise makes good sense all year long!