Oakville Participates in Earth Hour
(Oakville, ON) March 29, 2021 – Oakville Hydro reports that during Earth Hour the Town of Oakville saved 9.3 MWh. That is 5.25% less than the same time on March 21, 2021, and is equivalent to turning off approximately 620,000 15 watt light bulbs for one hour.
“Conservation and sustainability are about so much more than shutting off the lights for one hour on one evening,” said Scott Mudie, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Conservation Officer of Oakville Hydro. “Earth Hour provides a reminder of the importance of reducing energy to combat climate change. I’m proud of Oakville’s continuous support of the global initiative, especially this year amid a pandemic. It’s our daily actions that will continue to make a positive impact for conservation.”
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet that the World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) started in 2007 with a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement of stopping climate change. For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.
About Oakville Hydro
Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 74,000 individuals, families and businesses in Oakville. The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community. Oakville Hydro is a two-time past recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association and a Canada’s Safest Employers Silver Award recipient, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry.