City Participates in Earth Hour 2014

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 29, 2014 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 29 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. Earth Hour 2013 saw a phenomenal increase in support as the world rallied together for one hour in an inspiring display of what people can accomplish when they put their hearts in the right place. For the first time, Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square complex switched off for Earth Hour. Other global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Tokyo Tower, Buckingham Palace and the CN Tower 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 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.


Tricia Mayea
Corporate Services Coordinator
City of Duncan