Earth hour on March 26

Coun. Chris Moslin says the city is looking forward to Earth Hour. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) event will take place this Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. all around the world.

In Canada, 150 cities participate in the event in 2010, according to the WWF website and Canada accounted for about half the adult population participating globally.

Moslin says he hopes to see lowered power consumption on Saturday.

“I’d like to see a significant dip in that hour,” he says. “I’ll have to make a real effort myself.”

The city is turning its lights down and is encouraging its citizens to do the same thing as well.

The city will also participate in the Pitch-In campaign which takes place in April, right around Earth Day (April 22). But Moslin adds that “everyday is Earth Day… and what I mean by that is we are dealing with the practical realities of the dirt, water and air.

“The questions of energy are always in the city’s mind,” he says.

“How to constantly improve it.”