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Turn out your lights in Hamilton for Earth Hour

The City of Hamilton is teaming up with Horizon Utilities again this year to support Earth Hour, a global campaign that began in 2008 in Sydney, Australia, to take action against climate change.

The campaign promotes the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

In support of Earth Hour, the city will turn off all unnecessary lighting in corporate facilities, as well as the decorative downtown tree lighting.  Street lighting will remain operational for safety reasons.  Horizon Utilities will be doing their part by implementing energy-saving measures in their facilities, including turning off all non-essential equipment and lighting.

“We hope organizations and individuals in Hamilton will take action – not just during Earth Hour, but every day,” said Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina.  “We have been doing our part by finding creative and innovative ways to conserve energy in our corporate facilities. Our efforts to date demonstrate success with more than a 20 per cent reduction in energy intensity of our corporate facilities.”

For more information on Earth Hour, visit


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