Kamloops unplugged for Earth Hour and made a difference
March 30, 2015 - 2:38 PM
KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops celebrated Earth Hour this past Saturday by hosting a free double feature movie night at Interior Savings Centre. With a showing of The Lego Movie, and Mockingjay, the goal of the event was to bring awareness about conserving energy.
The movie night brought out 498 people, up from 455 in 2014. Donations for the Kamloops Food Bank were collected and totaled 393 lbs of food – which will feed approximately 33 Kamloops citizens for a week! The City also gave away 138 kids swim passes and 135 adult swim passes to individuals and families who made food bank donations.
BC Hydro reported that provincially, the electrical load was reduced by 0.2 per cent and Kamloopsians reduced their electrical load by 1.2 per cent. That is an increased reduction of 33 per cent for Kamloops versus 2014 results (from 0.9 per cent.)
Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund that encourages individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics to conserve power and demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts. This global event takes place on the last Saturday of March from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.
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