City of Chestermere News

Posted on: March 20, 2017

The City is powering down for Earth Hour. Will you?

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The City of Chestermere, along with thousands of cities across the world, will participate in Earth Hour on March 25 to help change climate change.

 

Now in its 11th year, Earth Hour is a global environmental movement founded by The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Starting in Sydney, Australia, it has grown to include more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Earth Hour takes place Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. local time. The City will minimize its energy consumption by turning off the lights at Anniversary Park, John Peake Park, City Hall and the Public Works buildings.

Residents are invited to participate alongside the City. Here’s what you can do to celebrate Earth Hour:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights at home
  • Do not use appliances  
  • Unplug electronic devices
  • Use your ‘social power’ to raise awareness  

In honour of Earth Hour, FortisAlberta is offering a program to monitor the benefit of participating. The City of Chestermere’s consumption will be measured on March 18 and compared with Earth Hour results on March 25. If Chestermere is one of the three Alberta communities with the most reduced consumption, the City will be awarded a grant to go towards additional energy efficiency initiatives.

“We’d really love to see Chestermere win the FortisAlberta Earth Hour challenge, so set your reminders for March 25th and let’s all do our part to conserve energy,” said Mayor Patricia Matthews.

This award could build on existing energy efficiency initiatives the City pursues including: light occupancy sensors at City Hall, the implementation of LED light bulbs, photo cell sensors in parks, and 100% LED Christmas lights. These efforts help the City reduce energy consumption year round and also cut back on maintenance time and costs. 

For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org

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