Switch off for Earth Hour

Carleton University is once again taking the Earth Hour challenge. Organized by WWF, Earth Hour is the largest symbolic mass event around the world, and involves simply turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

We are asking for your support in this effort, which while largely symbolic, demonstrates that we can reduce our dependence on lighting and make simple choices to lessen our impact on the earth.

There is no central control for lighting in our buildings on campus so we are asking everyone to do their part and ensure that lights, computers and other items are turned off.  Please feel free to shut off any lights that you have access to. If you are in an office or larger workplace on Friday afternoon, make sure you shut off lighting and computers as you leave given that they may not be used through the weekend.

Share our Earth Hour poster in your workplace and encourage colleagues to get involved:

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What can you do?

Carleton is committed to reducing its energy and carbon emissions across our operations and has outlined this within our Campus Energy Master Plan. The plan outlines our goals and objectives for managing, conserving and reducing energy consumption, alongside costs and estimated savings for proposed measures.

Find out what else you can do to help reduce Carleton’s carbon footprint and take the sustainability pledge: http://carleton.ca/fmp/energy-and-sustainability/.

Find out what more Carleton is doing to reduce its energy use: http://carleton.ca/fmp/energy-and-sustainability/sustainability-strategic-plan/

Find out more about Earth Hour and what you can do: www.wwf.ca/EarthHour