The City of Brampton will join millions of individuals, businesses and governments around the world by turning off all non-essential lights for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to join this global environmental campaign by switching off their lights during the designated time to send a message that they care about protecting our environment. The City will turn off non-essential lights at municipal facilities during Earth Hour. Lighting affecting public safety, security or service – such as streetlights, stoplights, park pathway lighting and parking lot lights at City facilities – will remain on.
Brampton has been a proud participant in this international environmental event since 2008. The World Wildlife Fund launched the first Earth Hour campaign in Sydney, Australia in 2007. The movement has now spread worldwide to more than 7,000 cities and towns in 172 countries and territories. The City of Brampton encourages residents and businesses to go beyond the hour and save energy all year round. Consider making small changes to your energy usage to improve long-term sustainability, and save money on your power bill. For more information on the City’s participation in this event, please visit http://www.brampton.ca or call 311. To learn more about Earth Hour, visit EarthHour.org.