What will you be doing this Saturday night? We encourage you to join Team Earth Hour, and spend part of the evening taking action to reduce your energy consumption.
Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund. This year it is set for Saturday March 23rd from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The idea is for everyone to show their support for action on climate change by turning off their lights for one hour and reducing energy usage any other ways they can.
Yukon Energy will track the electrical consumption for that hour of all Yukon communities connected to our grid to find out how much was saved. We'll post the results here on this blog and on our social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).
Last year during Earth Hour, Yukoners reduced their consumption by 1.1 megawatts. This year we're hoping to do even better.
While Earth Hour is symbolic (obviously it by itself won't solve the problem of climate change), it is a starting point. We'd like Yukon people to think about how all of us use energy, and take action to conserve energy all the time.
We'd also invite you to post a note on our blog or Facebook page, outlining what you will be doing/what you did during Earth Hour to reduce your energy consumption. If you take the time to do this, we'll enter your name in a draw for a selection of energy-saving products for your home. The deadline to enter is Monday March 25th at 4 p.m. Yukon time.
For more information about Earth Hour, visit the World Wildlife Fund’s website.