Sign up and Participate in Earth Hour 2013

The City of Duncan has joined thousands of other cities, businesses and individuals in participating in the Earth Hour international lights out event on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference.

City Council encourages everyone to participate by signing-up online, turning off your lights for Earth Hour on March 23 at 8:30 p.m. and asking your family, friends and co-workers to participate.

Earth Hour was created in Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a few years later and Earth Hour had become a global movement with more than 7000 cities and towns in 152 countries across all seven continents participating in 2012. Global landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Great Wall of China stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.

Only non-essential lights will be switched off, leaving street, traffic and emergency lights on for a safe and secure environment.

Please join us and millions of others in this very important carbon neutral event on March 23, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.


Karen Burley,
Director of Corporate Services,
City of Duncan