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What are YOU doing for Earth Hour?

Kamloops – The City of Kamloops wants to celebrate Earth Hour with you. So turn down the thermostat, turn off the lights, unplug your electronics, and bring the whole family out for two free movies to be shown on the score clock at Interior Savings Centre!

Come out on Sat, March 29 for this FREE Double Feature Movie Night:
5:30 pm - Doors open to public
6:30 pm - Walking with Dinosaurs
8:15 pm - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Concessions will be open, so you can grab a beverage and popcorn to enjoy during the show.  Be sure to bring a blanket to keep warm.

Want to get a little more active during Earth Hour? Come out for the Dim Swim at Canada Games Pool from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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.

Unplug and make a difference; a bigger difference than you think! Last year during Earth Hour, British Columbians saved 136 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by 1.95%.  That is the equivalent of turning off more than 10 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs. In 2013, Kamloopsians reduced their electrical usage by 2.2%.

Here are some other tips to save energy:
- Wash clothes in cold water; water heating accounts for 90% of the energy used.
- Hang your clothes to dry whenever possible; a dryer typically uses the most electricity of any appliance (after the refrigerator).
- Lowering the thermostat at bedtime and while you are away can reduce your energy bill by 10% or more without affecting your comfort.
- Limit showers to five minutes or less and use a low flow shower head.

For more information, visit www.kamloops.ca or www.earthhour.org.

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