Esquimalt has placed second in energy savings for Earth Hour 2014 on the list of 69 BC communities participating. The community moved up from 20th place in 2013 with energy savings of 5.8% during the hour, and was a very close second behind Whistler, which posted an energy savings of 6.0%.
Overall British Columbians saved 65 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by one percent during Earth Hour, the equivalent of turning off about 1.4 million lights.
To learn more about the Township’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, please click here to download the 2013 CARIP Report.
Earth Hour is an annual global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and supported provincially by BC Hydro. Earth Hour brings attention to the issue of climate change by asking individuals, businesses and governments to turn off their lights for an hour. It began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and in 2008 became a global sustainability movement.
For more information, please contact:
Marlene Lagoa, Community Development Coordinator