Cities have always player a big role in Earth Hour. From getting communities involved in local lights-out events, to mobilizing citizens to power down for that vital hour. Last year, over 7000 cities from around the world participated in the symbolic call-to-action, and this time around we’re highlighting a few that have pledged their support again!
Oshawa, Ontario is so excited about Earth Hour this year that they created a month-long challenge for the city’s residents. Every day for a month, between Earth Hour and Earth Day, a city volunteer has been posting a new green challenge, all supporting the city’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint.
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Gibsons, British Columbia and Jasper, Alberta has shown each towns’ support for the lights-out movement by sharing Earth Hour information on its Facebook page or town website. Sharing this information is relatively easy, and helps WWF spread the word.
Mont Tremblant, Quebec has pledged their Earth Hour support and will go dark this Saturday, as it did last year as well. Having registered, and now all-systems-go, and we can’t wait to see the lights-out before and after photos!
Last year, St. John, New Brunswick sent their message for action on climate change by switching off the town’s non-essential lights and holding environmental activities at the local library. The same afternoon, the City’s Energy Manager made a presentation in Market Square about St. John’s award-winning municipal energy efficiency program.
All five of these Canadian cities have shown their commitment to participating this year by registering online, and yours can too! To learn more about Earth Hour, and to sign your city up today, visit wwf.ca.