This Saturday night is your chance to take part in the global message about reducing human inpact on the planet. “Earth Hour” is a global effort to encourage people to switch off the lights and any other electrical appliances in your home or business for one hour. Right across the world large cities are taking part; Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv are all uniting to ‘switch off’ this Saturday night along with Waitakere City. The Waitakere City Council has invited its city’s families and businesses to switch off their lights this Saturday night.
TRN’s Weather Watch Centre extends this invitation to all New Zealanders and Radio Network staff. “Whether you believe humans are causing global warming or not, we know that we need to be smarter with our demands on the earth’s resources. Switching off the lights this Saturday night is a great chance to educate your children or your staff to be more power conscious – in the long run that saves you or your business money and could potentially slow the rate of global warming” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.
Waitakere City Council will be turning off the lights at all its buildings while council staff will also be participating.
“I’d suggest switching off the lights, turning off the TV and computers, lighting a candle or two and just enjoying the time with your family. It’ll be something your kids will remember doing and could influence their power use in the future” says Duncan.
Earth Hour is this Saturday night between 8pm and 9pm.