Earth Hour City: follow my hometown’s lead!

Earth Hour is taking place Saturday March 29, 2014 from 8:30-9:30pm, an initiative started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  Will you be turning off your lights and electronic devices for 1 hour to signify your commitment to combat climate change?

I was so excited to hear that my hometown – the City of Edmonton – was crowned the National Earth Hour Capital. From the WWF website: “This year, Earth Hour City Challenge 2014 recognizes the power of cities to help redirect investment in fossil fuels to renewable energy solutions – and challenged these Canadian cities to submit visionary and credible development plans for a more renewable future.” Find out more about what Edmonton is doing here.

As citizens of Edmonton, Canada, and the world, we can all do our part to contribute to a sustainable future.

On another note, I was pleased to see that IKEA is participating in Earth Hour by using only low-lighting in their stores on March 29. IKEA is also committed to reducing their carbon footprint, which you can read more about here.

Also, IKEA is donating $1 from every LED light bulb sale to light refugee camps through the UN Refugee Agency’s camps (UNHCR) through March 29, 2014. Great time to get some LED light bulbs, which are the greenest option out there for lighting (read more from my guest post on This Bird’s Day).

For other tips on greening your home, check out my posts on detoxing your life, saving energy, and greening your laundry.


What will you do to implement Earth Hour with your family and friends?

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