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Residents and businesses are being urged to take part in this year's Earth Hour - by turning off lights for an hour.

City of Hamilton Mayor, Charles Gosling, and Greenrock President, Andrew Vaucrosson, today called for all residents and businesses in Hamilton to take part in Earth Hour - this year 130 countries and territories have registered to take part.

On Saturday at 8.30pm, City Hall will join other landmark and iconic buildings around the world and go dark for Earth Hour.

In making the call, Mr Gosling said: “The City of Hamilton is proud to partner with Greenrock on this important global initiative. At 8.30pm on Saturday, non-essential lights within the City and in all City-owned buildings, including City Hall, will be turned off. The traffic lights and essential street lighting will remain operational to ensure public safety and security is maintained.”

Mr Gosling continued: “We commit to go 'beyond the hour' on Saturday night, the City will look for ways to continue to reduce our power consumption around Hamilton.

“I am calling upon, and encouraging, every resident and business owner in the City to participate in Earth Hour. Begin by turning off all lights in businesses and homes for one hour and then continue to look for ways to reduce power consumption. These actions, together with our individual, on-going commitment, will ultimately begin to make a difference in Bermuda and to our planet.”

Mr Vaucrosson stated: “We would like to encourage everyone to participate wherever possible by either joining us at the public gathering at City Hall or in turning off lights at home from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday.

“Greenrock would like to thank the Mayor for graciously hosting Earth Hour at City Hall this year. The public gathering will run from 7pm to 10pm. It's a free-admission event which promises to be fun for all in the family. There will be fire spinners, limbo dancers, African and steel pan drummers, an a capella group, a public art mural and a group photo during “lights out” at 8.30pm. Plus, there will be food vendors and other exhibitors on hand.”

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Published March 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm (Updated March 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm)

Support Earth Hour: turn off the lights

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