On March 29, my family and I partook of the Earth Hour observance of turning off our lights for one hour from 8-9pm. In fact we left the lights off all evening.
This act was not to save money or to make a difference in worldwide power consumption as many people believe. It was done to create awareness that we are consuming the earth's resources and are contributing to global climate change. It was an event to symbolize that people worldwide can work together in an effort to fight climate change.
The statistics are out in regard to energy savings, and I am disappointed to say that Prince George the worst reduction of 'savings' in the province of British Columbia. We managed a whopping 0.2% of electricity, while the provincial average was 2%.
My family and I will continue to save energy where we can. Energy saving tips to make Earth Hour every day can be found here. Please do your part!