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Earth Hour

Earth Hour Nanaimo!  Saturday, March 29, 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm, the world will turn off its lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show it's possible to take action on climate change.

Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to help make a difference and it sends a powerful message that we care about our planet.  Last year, over 15 million Canadians turned off their lights for Earth Hour. This demonstrates that people are taking personal action and doing their part to raise awareness in communities across Canada.

This year, the City of Nanaimo is continuing its support to raise awareness about what all of us can do, no matter how small, in saving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions in our community. Our everyday actions, like turning off unnecessary lights, add up to make a big difference.

The City of Nanaimo will be participating in Earth Hour by challenging City staff to reduce energy consumption both at home and at work, leading up to the Earth Hour “Power off” on Saturday, March 29.

How to Get Involved

Everyone is encouraged to participate - individuals, businesses, schools, community organizations.  Pledge to join Earth Hour by turning off your lights on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 

Every hour can be Earth Hour.  Consider what else can be done at home and at work to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the many projects and intiatives that the City of Nanaimo taking part in to become a more sustainable city at:

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