Happy Earth Hour!

Earth Hour 2010

The global event celebrated all over the world is organized by the World Wildlife  (WWF) and is held on the last Saturday of March every year.  This event calls for households and businesses to turn off their non essential lights for an hour to raise awareness of the effects of climate change.

Toronto will do it’s’ share tonight from 8:30 to 9:30pm but instead of staying home in the dark the city will celebrate with a huge street party with free concerts and family friendly events.

Yonge and Dundas Square

Admission: FREE

  • powered by 100% green electricity provided by Bullfrog Power
  • all of the lights used will be energy efficient LEDs
  • the Wishing Trees come from a local tree farm – and all trees will be re-planted or re-used for other events
  • the wishes will be printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper

Entertainment Schedule:

5:30 pm Street performers and Earth Hour wish collection begins
7:00 pm onwards Official welcome and open remarks from Gerald Butts and Toronto Mayor David Miller

Justin Nozuka performs

Jarvis Church performs

8:10 pm Earth Hour countdown ceremony begins
8:30 pm Earth Hour starts and Chantal Kreviazuk performs
9:30 pm Closing remarks

Photo Credits:  Dennis Planning dept.

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