Tonight you can join people from around the world by participating in Earth Hour. To participate, you only need to turn off the lights for one hour between 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time. This event started in Australia in 2007 to bring awareness to environmental issues and climate change and now involves 162 countries. This is one of those events where individually it may not seem like you are making a big difference, but collectively it does. BC Hydro states that for Earth Hour last year the provincial electrical load was reduced by 1%. That meant 1.4 million lights were turned off in this province alone. It’s a great excuse to bring out the candles, turn out the lights and get cozy.
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