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Friday March 30th, 2012

Posted at 10:15am

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Earth Hour 2011

It began five years ago as an event for residents and businesses in Sydney, Australia, and now Earth Hour is a global event involving hundreds of millions of people in 135 countries, including thousands in Windsor and Essex County.

This year Earth Hour will be held Saturday March 31st starting at 8:30pm.

Windsorites are encourages to turn off extra lights, shut off the computer and the TV and do their part.

Last year energy use in the City of Windsor decreased by 3%. In Ontario electricity demand fell by 2.1 % compared to 6% in 2010.

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