In 2013, the City of Saskatoon partnered with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society to engage businesses and City Facilities in Earth Hour. 205 participants took part by: dimming or turning out lights, shutting down computers and other electronics, lowering their thermostats, engaging their employees and clients in environmental action, or hosting events.
This year, the City of Saskatoon has launched an Online Earth Hour Forum where businesses, organizations, students and community members are encouraged to post why they feel Earth Hour is important and what they’re doing this year to participate. Our collective efforts raise awareness of climate change and promote actions that conserve energy and help reduce GHG emissions. Celebrating and acknowledging these efforts is part of creating a more sustainable Saskatoon.
Join the discussion today on http://shapingsaskatoon.ca/!
As a way of showing support for action on climate change, Saskatoon Transit is offering free transit on March 29 from 7:30pm until 1:00am. Reduce your footprint and save money by giving transit a try!
Post Your Photos Online
Show the world how you’re participating in Earth Hour by sharing your photos online. First, "Like" the City of Saskatoon on Facebook and Twitter. Then simply post your photos to your Facebook or Twitter account on March 29 with the hashtag #yxeEarthHour to show how you're taking action on climate change.
Two lucky winners will be drawn to receive a 1 month bus pass and transit promo prize pack from Saskatoon Transit!
Go Beyond the HourThere are many things you can do to reduce your environmental impact, every day and every hour. For example, did you know if you were to take public transit instead of driving your vehicle to and from work, you could reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 470kg CO2e per year, as well as reduce fuel and maintenance expenses related to private vehicle use? Or if you were to turn off your lights for 1 additional hour per day, you could reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 415 kg CO2e and save $65.75 each year?
Check out these other tips by the Saskatchewan Environmental Society to find out more ways you can take environmental action, during and beyond the hour.