Thursday, 29 March 2012

Earth Hour 2012: Wo-Built Inc. and Peapod Life Tune in and Turn off

Icon: Green Earth map in light bulb, Earth Hour, environmental conservation,
Icon: Green Earth map in light bulb
Image Credit: Microsoft Office Clipart: alternative energies, Earth, environmental conservation.

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

- William Blake Poet, painter. 1757-1827

This Saturday, 31st of March, 8:30 pm is Earth Hour. The goal of this event is to turn off the lights for one hour in tribute to the planet. It is an opportunity to send a message to decision makers that global warming and energy conservation are in fact important concerns for Torontonians.

Speaking of Toronto, according to Toronto Hydro, the city “dropped 115 megawatts (MW) of electricity use during Earth Hour. Together, Torontonians removed the equivalent of approximately 12 skyscrapers or 35,000 homes from the City's grid.”

This Earth Hour, instead of lighting candles at home, why not join the crowd at Trinity Square in the Distillery District for an environmentally friendly concert, featuring an Earth Hour anthem by local new media composer Andrew Huang, performed with the help of Choir! Choir! Choir! The evening will also feature Australian artist Jerrem Lynch, who will be projecting art onto a wall at a nearby building.

Begun in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) initiative, Earth Hour spread to some 400 cities, including Toronto, in 35 countries by 2008.

Last year, more than 5,000 cities and towns in 135 countries turn off their lights. The result was Earth Hour 2011 became the biggest climate campaign in history.

Wo-Built and Peapod Life believe every day can be Earth Hour by common-sense building solutions like using more natural light.

Peapod Life, for instance, is a glass extension to your home for growing food indoors all year around, and has integrated solar panels for generating green energy.

This Saturday, 31st of March, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm turn off your lights for #EarthHour and join #PeapodLife in celebrating this worldwide event which sends a message of action on climate change.

Attila Lendvai
VP of Strategic Development
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

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