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The City turns off the lights to celebrate Earth Hour

March 22, 2017 11:50 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deerians are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday to conserve energy and raise awareness of climate change in celebration of Earth Hour.

This year Earth Hour lands on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and The City of Red Deer will once again participate by shutting down non-essential lights at City owned facilities. This is the ninth year that The City has participated in Earth Hour, taking the time to reflect on our energy consumption and the effects of climate change.

“It’s inspiring to see the continued efforts of Red Deer residents and businesses, who year after year participate in the Earth Hour movement,” said Bailey Doepker, Environmental Program Specialist. “We continue to promote Earth Hour with the goal of increasing public understanding of the link between energy consumption and the greenhouse gas emissions that are produced as a result. Hopefully we can reduce our energy use every day, not just for one hour.”

Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia as a grassroots movement for the environment. It has since grown into a global movement, with over 50 million people in 172 countries and territories switching off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change.

For more information on The City of Red Deer environmental initiatives visit www.reddeer.ca/environment.

For more information, please contact: 

Bailey Doepker                                                                                  
Environmental Program Specialist                                      
The City of Red Deer                                                
403-342-8754

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147                                                                                                       

 

 

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