Vancouver’s Earth Hour

Earth Hour Logo

On March 29, between 8-9pm, Vancouver will demonstrate our commitment to action on climate change to the world by powering down for Earth Hour. Already, people and businesses are getting excited about this opportunity and participation in the city is growing by the day.

All City of Vancouver, BC Hydro, and Vancity buildings have already committed to powering down for Earth Hour.

BC Hydro will measure the drop of the collective electricity use during the event.

Here in Canada, Earth Hour is part of an effort that lasts more than one hour. WWF-Canada has launched The Good Life (, a community of concerned Canadians who want to start taking personal action today to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. When you join The Good Life, you are able to track actions you are taking for the planet and see how your actions add up to help fight climate change.

WWF-Canada, City of Vancouver, and The Vancouver Sun are the Earth Hour partners that have brought Earth Hour to Vancouver.

All Vancouverites and Canadians are encouraged to participate in Earth Hour and The Good Life and to be part of this united, global message about the need for action on climate change.

Participation is easy: sign up at and commit to fighting climate change and turning off your lights at 8 p.m. on March 29.

Are you joining the cause?

I know it might surprise some people who know me as a supporter of the WWF, but I am not. I will be posting my reasons for not joining in, on my blog on Saturday. If you are or are not joining in, I would love to hear your reasons either way.

3 Comments so far

  1. keithlim on March 29th, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    Slacktivism: where laziness and piety meet.

  2. stephenrees on March 29th, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

    Well I did. But a quick peek outside showed that most of my neighbours had their lights on – inside and out. It was very quiet here though – which made a nice change. I heard no sirens at all.

  3. Barbara Doduk (beelove) on March 30th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    Keith, Clever catch phrase.

    Stephen, I took pictures off my balcony, it didn’t look any different than how it always looks… a lit up. I blogged about it on my personal blog.

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