Earth Hour is happening Saturday March 27, 2010 from 8:30pm until 9:30pm, whichever timezone you are in. During this time, individuals and businesses are encouraged to turn off all unnecessary items that are plugged in, starting with the lights. The difference made in this single hour, around the globe, is measurable and a sign that many do care about climate change.
In support of spreading awareness about climate change, many communities get together to host Earth Hour events and you can share your support using their social media toolkit. Even the NBA’s Steve Nash is getting in on the action on BC Hydro’s Earth Hour site.
Earth Hour Events in BC
Follow Earth Hour Canada (a WWF initiative) on Twitter or Facebook for updates. You can also tag your tweets #EarthHour leading up to the event.
Canadian Tire, who sponsored a contest with me during the Olympics, approached me to give away two Earth Hour power-saving kits to my readers.
The prize pack includes:
To enter to win this prize pack (I have two to give away), please leave a comment noting how you’ll participate in Earth Hour this year.
You may also re-tweet to enter to win by copying & pasting the following text:
I’ll draw the winner Wednesday so that Canadian Tire can ship out the prizes in time for Earth Hour on Saturday.
Update March 24, 2010 I have just drawn the winners and they are Jeremy (comment entry) and @maracreighton (Twitter entry). Congratulations!