Victoria BC Real Estate – Earth Hour, 29th of March 2008, 8 pm.
Weather you own real estate or rent from someone here in Victoria BC join in and turn off your lights tonight at 8pm for one hour. We can all make a statement in saving energy. In Victoria we are a bit spoiled since our power is relatively cheep.
BC Hydro is a world leader in energy conservation, and has become an active participant in Earth Hour 2008. BC Hydro encourages residents, businesses and organizations in BC to turn off their lights and other electricity-consuming devices for one hour on Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 9 pm.
Earth Hour, run by the World Wide Fund for Nature, was created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced: global warming. On March 31, 2007, 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses in Sydney, Australia turned off their lights for Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2 per cent for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,000 cars off the road for 60 minutes.
Inspired by the collective effort of millions of Sydneysiders, many major global cities—including Vancouver—have joined Earth Hour in 2008, turning a symbolic event into a global movement.
Residents, businesses and organizations in BC can participate by:
- Turning off all unnecessary lights and other electricity-consuming equipment at 8 pm for one hour, on Saturday, March 29.
- Signing up at www.bchydro.com to receive information on how to be more involved in Earth Hour, including useful tools and tips.
- Encouraging friends to participate and sign up online at www.bchydro.com .
To learn more about ways to conserve energy in everyday life, as well as BC Hydro’s Power Smart residential programs such as mail-in rebates, the refrigerator buy-back program, ENERGY STAR windows, PST exemptions and Power Smart New Homes, visit www.bchydro.com/powersmart .
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Anders Treiberg, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
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