Toronto: After 8pm
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according to The Toronto Star, Toronto hit its energy reduction target during Earth Hour, as thousands of residents & businesses made a clear statement about climate change.. just before 9pm, the meter at the Toronto Hydro control centre hit a low of 2,738 megawatts - 5% below the demand an hour earlier & about 8.7% less than a typical late March Saturday night..
we had a gathering at home with our candles on.. & we still had an enjoyable sharing time..
BUT, it's more than just an event!!
u can take little steps everyday to help fight climate change by living The Good Life.. (The Good Life is an action-oriented campaign setup by WWF-Canada, mobilizing Canadians to reduce their ecological footprint..)
here r some simple steps which u can do to help at home:
(i know it's easier to "say" than to "do'.. let's just try our best to do as much as we can!)
(Source: Earth Hour)
- Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs to save money and reduce emissions. Lighting accounts for around 5% of household greenhouse gas emissions, and compact fluros use 75% less energy than an equivalent incandescent bulb. Although the bulbs cost more up-front, you will actually save money through the energy saved and extended life of the bulb.
- Turn off anything that doesn’t need to be on. A good rule is to turn off anything not being used. When you leave a room or leave the house, turn off your lights or appliances like the TV or computer.
- Use less hot water. This is not only a good water saving tip, it saves electricity too. Spend one minute less in the shower.
- Try out our new Facebook Footprint Calculator. If you’re not on Facebook, we’ve also got a One Minute Calculator.
e.g. Low-energy cooking, Change your toilet roll, Re-use paper for kids’ drawings, & much more..