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.