Brock University will highlight the importance of energy conservation and raise awareness of climate change by powering down for an hour Saturday, March 25 for Earth Hour.
This year, the lights will be out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to mark the global initiative, and the University encourages students, staff and community members to do the same.
Earth Hour was created in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is now practised all over the world to promote the fight against climate change.
Lights in the following areas will be turned off:
- Lights illuminating the bronze statue of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock in front of Schmon Tower, as well as library floors and ribbon lighting will be turned off.
- The Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex will be turning off all non-emergency lighting, where safe to do so. Lighting will be manually turned off in all labs that are able to participate, as well as the pendant lighting at the building’s east end.
- The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will shut off all non-emergency lighting in offices, classrooms and lobbies, where safe to do so.
- The Central Utilities Building will have building lighting reduced to a minimum.