Friday, March 07, 2008

For Earth's Sake

This past Monday, a proclamation was read by Mayor Barnes expressing the City's support of "Lights Out, America" - "Earth Hour."

So on March 29th, join the movement against climate change by turning off your non-essential lighting between 8:00-9:00 PM.

This community-wide event is meant to raise awareness amongst residents and businesses about the need to take action against climate change and gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the City's value of environmental stewardship. Simply switching off the lights for an hour will be no means solve the problem of global warming, but it is a step in the right direction. So turn out for "Lights Out, Brisbane" by turning OFF your lights on March 29th!

Learn more about how you can help reduce your energy usage and carbon emissions (the cause of climate change) by first calculating your carbon footprint. There are many similar carbon footprint calculators out there on the web, but this one is designed specifically for California households and businesses. Click here to get started. Take some time to explore the there is a lot of useful information and energy-saving tips!

Now's the time to start re-evaluating our individual energy consumption levels...because collectively, we can make an impact. Here's to seeing our world in a whole new light!

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