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Earth Hour Vancouver 2012

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 — 11:10am PDT
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Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time, wherever you might be. This initiative from the WWF is the world’s largest environmental initiative with thousands of cities and millions of participants turning off their lights and unplugging for a full hour.

Earth Hour 2008
Photo credit: gwendolen on Flickr

Vancouver has been participating in Earth Hour for several years, from turning off the string of lights on the Lions Gate Bridge to extinguishing office tower fluorescents. This year you can also set the mood with romantic candlelight dining at several local restaurants. Tourism Vancouver has already put together a full list:

Bitter Black + Blue C Restaurant
Cardero’s Chambar Ciao Bella
Coast Coza Tuscan Grill Dunn’s Famous
Fishworks Fleuri Gerard Lounge
Joe’s Apartment Bar Judas Goat Taberna La Terrazza
Provence Mediterranean Grill Raincity Grill Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co
Salmon ‘n’ Bannock Salt Tasting Room Sandbar
Seasons in the Park Spencer’s Resto Lounge Teahouse in Stanley Park
Terracotta Modern Chinese The Italian Kitchen The Reef
The Refinery Trattoria Italian Kitchen

If you’re not up for going out, stay in and play board games, have dinner by candlelight, or read a book with the kiddies. You can join Earth Hour online, download posters for your office or school, and get ideas for activities in the dark during this 5th annual global event.

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  1. samatwitch says:

    If you want to see how light pollution is affecting our lives and our world, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is showing the award-winning documentary “The City Dark on Saturday, March 31st at 9 pm.

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