Parts of Brock to go dark Saturday for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

As in past years, parts of the University will go dark in support of this annual worldwide event.

All of the lights in parking lots T, U and V, as well as the lights on the University’s main entrance sign, will go dark for the hour on Saturday night.

The majority of non-emergency lights in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex will also be turned off. The same goes for the Walker Complex, Union Station, the General Brock Store and BUSU’s offices. The Guernsey Market will be open, but they will be dimming the lights in the Market Hall seating area.

The University’s Residence Life Staff Environmental Committee will also be promoting Earth Hour in residences at Brock. They will be raising awareness about the lights-out event by handing out light-switch covers and glow sticks in residence dining halls.

Staff, faculty and students are invited to help out by switching off all unnecessary lighting within their areas during this time.

However, please ensure that it is safe to do so and that no candles are used.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) first launched Earth Hour in Australia in 2007. The annual event uses the simple action of turning off non-essential lighting for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

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