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Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:20

City of Swift Current supports Earth Hour

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Swift Current
For one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 26th, , the world will turn off its lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to show it’s possible to take action on climate change. Switching off your lights is just one simple action that you can take to help make a difference.

Mayor Jerrod Schafer indicated that the City of Swift Current is once again happy to support Earth Hour just as it did last year.

“We encourage our residents and businesses to participate in this initiative as it is quite evident that we all have a part to play when it comes to environmental issues. Although energy conservation is important so to is water conservation and recycling to name a few. Within City operations we try to set an example in terms of developing operations that are as environmentally sensitive as possible. Whether it be energy efficient lighting in most city facilities, to recycle programs to efficient water and wastewater systems, we know all are important,” says Schafer. “While the city will support and participate in Earth Hour, we want to assure our citizens that scheduled programming of our facilities will not be interrupted and public safety will not be jeopardized.”

Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever reaching 1.3 billion people. On March 27, 2010, a record 128 countries and territories united across the globe making it the largest voluntary action ever witnessed. Over 10 million Canadians took part in all provinces and territories, turning out the lights in over 300 cities and towns

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