New Westminster Earth Hour participation delivers results
New Westminster, BC – City residents reduced their electricity consumption during Earth Hour this year, delivering improved results over 2011 and above this year’s provincial average. New Westminster experienced a reduction in consumption of 2.19% during Earth Hour 2012 while BC Hydro has reported an overall reduction of 1.67% province-wide. In 2011, New Westminster experienced a reduction in consumption of 1.49%.
“I’m very proud of our results this year,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “The statistics show that our community was engaged in Earth Hour and its message and I look forward to us doing even better in the years to come.”
Earth Hour is an annual global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund and supported by communities around the globe. The City of New Westminster has supported Earth Hour since 2008, encouraging residents to turn off any unnecessary lights in an effort to reduce power use and demonstrate their support for climate change awareness efforts.