Earth Hour – March 30, 2019

This year’s Earth Hour is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm Switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth to draw attention to wildlife loss in Canada and around the world. In Canada, populations of more than one-half of monitored species have already declined by 83 per cent on average since 1970.

The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, businesses and organizations from more than 180 countries to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet. It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

Earth Hour aims to raise awareness about climate change by switching off lights for 60 minutes, and hopes to bring people together to think about what they can do to reduce harmful carbon pollution blamed for rising temperatures.

Five things to do during Earth Hour

  • Turn your lights off. Unplug non-essential electronics (TVs, computers, device chargers, alarm clocks, etc.).
  • Take an evening stroll.
  • Light candles.
  • Test out some late-night photographs.
  • Play games by flashlight.

The City of Burlington will light up the Brant Street Pier with green lights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and again from 9:30 pm to midnight to mark Earth Hour.

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