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Sunday, 30 March 2014

#momentofdarkness Kawartha Lakes Earth Hour Report 2014 - Did You Unplug? [Apology]

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Did You Unplug During Earth Hour 2014?

March 29, 2014 Earth Hour was marked around the globe, and here in City of Kawartha Lakes. During Earth Hour,  individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn off non-essential lighting for one hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30pm to show their support for action on climate change. Did you remember? I tried…
Would you like to find out how much hydro you saved?

Earth Hour History

When did Earth Hour begin? Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million people decided to take a stand against climate change by turning off their lights. Earth Hour a World Wildlife Fund initiative has since grown into a global movement reaching more than one billion. Which cities do you think are doing best at participating in Earth Hour? I was really surprised!

Earth Hour 2013 Award Winning Cities 

Earth Hour 2013 Global winner? Would you believe Cape Town Africa won top spot in the world? Edmonton Alberta was Canada's award winning Global Earth Hour City - ranking 6th out of 13 finalists, way behind second place Belo Horizonte Brazil.  Huh? When you think of green cities which cities would you have expected being the award winners?

Earth Hour 2014 - Kawartha Lakes Efforts

Frost Campus, Lindasay held a 'Could You Survive the Apocalypse?' event from 6:45pm to 9:30pm., news of which reached as far as South Africa! via this Earth Hour photo picked up by South African Times News!  The net included a free Screening of “Chasing Ice”followed by Survival of the Apocalypse activities.Could you survive during an apocalypse? Participants in the event learned how to survive without electricity and heat – including how to light a fire without matches, how to build shelter, and how to find water.
Prior to Earth Hour readers @CarlieArbour asked
 'What are Kawartha Lakes Restaurants doing for Earth Hour?'
Great question! We shared the question via Facebook with Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon Pages, as well as individual restaurants, receiving the following replies from:

Earth Hour 2014 - How Much Hydro Did You Save?

Hydro One customers interested in finding out how much electricity consumption they reduced during Earth Hour can sign up for the Time-of- Use portal at: http://adf.ly/4009826/hydro-one-my-account This portal shows hourly usage every day of the year along with temperature.

Earth Hour 2014 - My Apology

Now for my apology:
After an exciting day at Fenelon Falls Mom 2 Mom Sale, I fell asleep at 4:00pm Waking up in the pitch dark, I thought- 'Oh no! I missed Earth Hour' , noticed the Pane Vino Earth Hour Twitter Notification. 'Well better late than never, I thought, and groggily sent out the RT.
What time was it? 9:19 pm. Aaack!
How did you do observing Earth Hour this year?
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