Lifestyle

Suport Earth Hour on Sunday

BC Hydro encourages Sooke residents to join millions of Canadians in support of Earth Hour 2011 by turning off their lights on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by WWF and supported provincially by BC Hydro. The goal of the event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for the fight against climate change.

Last year, Sooke reduced its electricity consumption by 2 per cent during Earth Hour. Provincially, the load dropped by 1.04 per cent.

BC Hydro provides tools, resources and incentives to help people conserve year-round. For example, washing clothes in cold water, turning off the heated-dry function on dishwashers and turning down the heat by one degree are all simple changes people can make every day to conserve electricity.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sooke says goodbye to a special food icon
 
Coun. Gord Fuller remains in critical condition after heart attack
 
Mine inspections beefed up in B.C.
Bloom grads take to the red carpet
 
St. Andrew’s youth help feed the 500
 
Walk honours Terry Monroe
Logging company to get new home
 
South Sewer open house well attended
 
Pianist Stewart Goodyear Brahms for first time in Victoria

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.