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March 29, 2019

MANITOBA PREPARES TO MARK EARTH HOUR



Manitobans are encouraged to think about how they can support the environment and make a difference by taking small steps such as participating in Earth Hour 2019 March 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.

“Manitoba continues to support ideas and projects that reduce energy consumption and increase awareness of the importance of taking steps to reduce our environmental footprint,” Squires said.  “Participating in Earth Hour by turning off your lights for one hour tomorrow is easy, free and sends a powerful message that when we all work together, we can accomplish great things.”

Launched over a decade ago as an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund in Australia, Earth Hour encourages all citizens to think globally and act locally.  Participants agree to turn off their lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and raise awareness about environmental issues.

The Manitoba government will participate by turning off non-essential lights in government-owned provincial buildings including the Legislative Building.  All provincial employees are being asked to turn off computers, monitors and lights in workplaces before leaving at the end of the week and are invited to participate at home as well.

More information on how this event is being celebrated all over the world can be found at www.earthhour.org/ where individuals can sign up to participate.

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