Shuswap residents unplugged for Earth Hour

Shuswap residents joined in by turning off and unplugging to save energy during Earth Hour.

The annual event took place Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m.

Salmon Arm residents saved 1.7 per cent in the total electricity load, while Sicamous residents did better, saving two per cent.

Provincewide, British Columbians saved 65 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by one per cent during Earth Hour  – the equivalent of turning off about 1.4 million lights.

This averaged one per cent of the province’s total electricity load, which is down from a high of two per cent in 2008.

Earth Hour encourages individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics to demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts.

Earth Hour is an annual, global event hosted by the World Wildlife Federation.

BC Hydro customers can view their energy use during Earth Hour by logging onto MyHydro at, where they’ll find an hourly breakdown electricity use.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Local timber used in Askew’s roof
Salmon Arm police officer not guilty
Independent owner key to lower gas prices
First snow fall of the year
Interact’s Cambodia experience
Shipping company names new ship after the city
Frozen beef burgers recalled for possible E. coli contamination
Telethon dials up support for kids
Feisty kitty a survivor

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.