March 28th is the 2009 Earth Hour where businesses are encouraged to turn off all unnecessary lights and equipment.
In 2008 British Columbians saved 125 megawatts, the equivalent of Â turning off 2.5 Million lights and this year even more participation is expected. Â Recollective will be doing everything we can this year and hope you join us. Â What can you do to participate? Â See below:
How businesses can support Earth Hour
- Turn out the lights in your buildings, facilities and signage for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on
Saturday, MarchÂ 28. For larger buildings, facilities and building managers need to manage the logistics of switching off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour â€“ including neonÂ lights â€“ in and around your properties.
- Register your businessâ€™ commitment byÂ signing up online.
- Communicate Earth Hour to your tenants and neighbours. For leased properties, building owners should communicate with tenants.
- For those in an office/facility rental situation, tell your property manager, neighbours and others who share the building about Earth Hour.
- Communicate Earth Hour to staff.
- Communicate Earth Hour to your other offices nationally and globally.
- Communicate Earth Hour to your partners, clients, suppliers and other networks.
- Communicate long-term Earth Hour goals â€“ long-term changes to the way we use electricity both in the workplace and at home.
- Communicate Earth Hour to your customers.