Earth Hour numbers drop

Participation in event down significantly in B.C. this year

  • Apr. 17, 2015 3:00 p.m.

B.C. didn’t exactly pull the plug for Earth Hour this year.

The March 28 event which asks citizens around the world to shut off their lights and turn off their TVs for an hour to raise awareness and save power.

B.C. residents reduced their power consumption by .2%, well below the 1-2 % average typical during the past seven years.

Ladysmith’s contribution was above the provincial average, at a reduction of 1.3%, the 27th-best reduction in the province.