Town of Caledon Gearing Up for this Year’s Earth Hour
The Town of Caledon has participated in Earth Hour since 2008, and is gearing up again for its 2014 campaign. Last year, Caledon’s residents and business community shaved 7% off their electricity consumption by turning off their lights.
The Town will participate in this year’s Earth Hour on March 29, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. by:
Turning the lights out at: Town Hall, Cheltenham Community Centre, Alton Community Centre, Victoria Parks Community Centre, Caledon Village Place, Inglewood Community Centre, Lloyd Wilson Centennial Arena, Margaret Dunn Community Centre, Mayfield Recreation Complex (Pool) and Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness (with the exception of security lights).
Shutting down all Town ice plants during the hour.
“I am inspired by the continued dedication of Caledon’s residents, businesses and municipal staff on their involvement in this campaign”, said Mayor Marolyn Morrison. “We are fortunate to be part of such an environmentally-conscious community. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this year’s Earth Hour in Caledon.”
In celebration of Earth Hour which has a call to action on climate change, the Town would also like to invite you to join us for a free screening of “Chasing Ice”, on March 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Landmark Cinemas in Bolton. This award-winning documentary captures the journey of James Balog, an environmental photographer and previous climate change skeptic, on his assignment for National Geographic to capture images of the Earth’s changing climate. David Courier, Sundance senior programmer (www.chasingice.com) says, “If there was ever a film that needed to be on the big screen, this is it”.
If you would like to attend this movie screening please register online at, www.caledon.ca/chasingice. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Earth Hour originated in Sydney Australia, to take action on global climate change. Since then, this event has captivated the world spreading to more than 152 countries, in 7000 cities across 7 continents involving hundreds of millions of people.