Archive of posts tagged "earthhour"

Earth Hour 2013: City Challenge

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earth Hour is taking place on March 23rd this year as cities around the world participate in 60 minutes of powering off to show the impact that can be made through energy conservation. In preparation for this year’s campaign, the World Wildlife Fund (hosts of Earth Hour) are running the first Earth Hour City Challenge. […]

Earth Hour Vancouver 2012

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. Photo credit: gwendolen on Flickr Vancouver […]

Earth Hour Vancouver 2011

Comments 182 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earth Hour, a World Wildlife Fund initiative, began four years ago in Sydney, Australia when millions turned off their lights, electronics, devices to show the impact of our power usage on the planet particularly with regards to climate change. The campaign has continued to grow and last year 128 countries took part as global monuments […]

Earth Hour Vancouver

Comments 37 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 […]

Contest Results and Earth Hour WordPress Plugin

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Over the last week or so I’ve been running a contest for this year’s Earth Hour which will take place March 28th between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The results are now in: Ariane C is the winner for her comment on the Earth Hour Canada – Vancouver Contest post. She may now choose between the Aus […]

Earth Hour Canada – Vancouver Contest

Comments 54 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While peering out the window of the Commodore Ballroom, I saw the glowing fuchsia marquee of the Granville Cinemas go dim and like a row of dominoes, lights across town were switched off in sequence. Gracie’s Necklace is extinguished each year and even my friend Duane shut down his blog for a full 60 minutes […]