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Nelson Hydro encourages residents to participate in Earth Hour 2014

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 27th, 2014

Nelson Hydro is joining the rest of the world in encouraging the public to participate in Earth Hour 2014.

From 8:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday (March 29) families and businesses across the region are urged to join millions of people around the world to switch off, unplug and shutdown non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

Nelson Hydro is offering residents the opportunity to “be a local champion” by pledging participation in Earth Hour. The pledge could earn a local charity $1000 from Nelson Hydro.

Participants can go to the City of Nelson website and click on “I will reduce my energy consumption on March 29, 2014 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.”

One of the pledges will be randomly selected to choose a registered, local — within Nelson Hydro service area — non-profit society or charity of their choice to receive $1000.

Earth Hour, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), got its big start with a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

The movement has grown to include more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.

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