Earth Hour is one of the largest climate change movements for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities and 154 countries. Earth Hour is much, much more than a symbolic action of switching off lights for an hour - it's a continuous movement driving actions, big and small, that are changing the world we live in.
As part of our commitment to reducing energy consumption and achieving carbon neutrality, Maple Ridge participated in the 2015 World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour. The results from Earth Hour 2015 showed that Maple Ridge saw a drop of 0.3% in the community electricity load. In total, British Columbians saved 15 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 0.2% during Earth Hour 2015 - the equivalent of turning off about 680,000 LED light bulbs.
Next year's Earth Hour event will take place March 19, 2016, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. In the meantime, remember that every action counts. Use your power to change climate change by turning off unnecessary lights and electronics.