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New Brunswickers participated in Earth Hour 2012 and saved enough energy to power approximately 15,000 homes

New Brunswickers saved enough energy during Earth Hour 2012 to power approximately 15,000 homes, which is also the equivalent to turning off more than 2.1 million 13 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs.

“It is great to see that so many New Brunswickers participated in the Earth Hour challenge,” said Sherry Thomson, Vice President, Customer Service, Distribution and Transmission. “This truly demonstrates how we can all work together to save energy in order to help protect the environment for future generations.”

Last week, NB Power, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Departments of Energy, Environment and Local Government, Efficiency NB, Saint John Energy, Perth-Andover Electric Light Commission and Edmundston Energy, encouraged all New Brunswickers to participate in Earth Hour 2012.

Earth Hour is a global grass-roots movement encouraging individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take positive actions for the environment, and to celebrate their commitment to the planet by turning off their lights for one designated hour.

Earth Hour was introduced in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and has transformed into a global phenomenon that saw more than 135 countries and territories participating last year.

“Earth Hour is a wonderful opportunity to promote awareness and it is our hope that as a result, New Brunswickers will be more conscious of what they can do to save energy every day,” added Thomson. “Small steps such as using energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, and turning off lights, appliances and electronics when they are not in use will all help to reduce our electricity consumption,” she said.

Congratulations to all New Brunswickers who participated in Earth Hour 2012.

To learn more about easy things you can do at work and at home to save energy, please explore the ‘save energy’ section of our website.