Caledon to Celebrate Earth Hour

It’s time to turn out the lights for Earth Hour!

The 10th annual Earth Hour begins Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. 

The Town will be participating in a “Lights Out” Campaign in an effort to demonstrate its commitment to climate change action. The Town also encourages the local community and businesses to participate in Earth Hour’s “Lights Out” campaign. 

“We can all contribute to Earth Hour, every little bit counts” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “And I encourage everyone to share their stories using #EarthHourCaledon!” 

Last year, according to Hydro One, the Caledon community reduced consumption by 7.4% as a result of Earth Hour.  

The Town of Caledon has actively participated in Earth Hour since 2008. This year the Town will be turning off all unnecessary lighting in unoccupied areas at: 

  • Town Hall
  • Belfountain Community Hall
  • Margarett Dunn Library
  • OPP Detachment (subject to events)
  • Fire Administration
  • Cheltenham Community Hall
  • Lloyd Wilson Arena (with the exception of emergency lights)
  • Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness
  • Albion Bolton United Community Centre
  • Rotary Place
  • Caledon Community Complex
  • Caledon Village Place,
  • Mayfield Recreation Centre, and
  • Alton Library

As well, the Town will be shutting down the ice arenas when unoccupied during the hour at Lloyd Wilson Arena and Mayfield Recreation Complex. 

About Earth Hour 

Earth Hour is a global movement that spans over 178 countries, 7,000 cities and 24 time zones and inspires energy conservation action amongst millions of people. 

Earth Hour originated in Sydney, Australia to take action on global climate change. 

To date in 2016, Earth Hour has fostered more than 530,000 individual actions globally in response to climate change.  

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