Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fredericton Named Flagship City for 2010 Earth Hour (March 11/10)

Fredericton has been designated a Flagship City for Earth Hour by the World Wildlife Federation, organizer of the event. The designation comes in recognition of the City of Fredericton’s past support for the global climate change awareness initiative and for its on-going commitment to the environment.

An energy-free evening of activities and unplugged entertainment will be held at the Boyce Farmers’ Market on March 27 as the city goes off the grid for 60 minutes during the third annual global climate change awareness initiative known as Earth Hour.

Businesses are asked to turn off all external lighting, including signs, and as many lights internally as safely possible. Residents are encouraged to not only turn off all non-essential lights but go a little further by turning off all electronic appliances for the hour.

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