Earth Hour: Join the Global Community

Earth Hour: Join the Global Community

by Jamie March 23, 2013

Earth Hour


Saturday, March 23rd, the world will turn their lights off at 8:30pm for the single largest symbolic mass participation event in the world: Earth Hour. The goal? Take action towards climate change.


Earth Hour



There are now 7, 001 cities and towns across 152 countries that switch off lights for an hour as a massive show of concern for our environment.




Since Vancouver’s been named by the World Wildlife Federation as the Earth Hour Capital, the pressure is on to lead by example. Some of Vancouver’s biggest hotels and restaurants are taking part, dimming or completely switching off for a romantic hour to dine by candlelight. Rogers Arena will also power down. Lights, signage, ventilation and even the ice plant will be switched off from 8:30 to 9:30pm.

The goal of Earth Hour is to show the world that small measures can make a huge difference. So, how will you power down? Post your pictures of how you spent Earth Hour on our Facebook page, or tweet us @HappyStans.

Let’s keep the green initiatives going longer than 60 minutes. We’ll be sharing more tips to live green and think sustainability and eventually become a Zero Waste community, so keep an eye on our blog for updates!


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