Council urges all residents and businesses to Support Earth Hour on Saturday March 27th at 8.30pm

Join Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and hundreds of millions of other people and organisations across 4,000 cities in 88 countries worldwide in signing up for Earth Hour 2010 in an effort to reduce the impact of global warming. We are urging all residents and businesses to support this initiative and share responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour at 8.30pm Saturday, March 27th.

Earth Hour is a campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take a simple step to become more energy efficient and deliver a powerful message for action on global warming.

Through a number of energy saving measures, the Council has reduced CO2 emissions by almost 4,000 tonnes and trimmed its energy bill by nearly €40,000 per annum.

Many Council staff have started cycling to work thanks to cycle to work scheme, and the organisation continues to work with CODEMA to find new ways to reduce our energy usage.

You can continue to make a difference too, at home and at work every day, by taking small steps such as:

  • switching to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.
  • turning off any appliances or equipment when not in use.
  • using less hot water…spend one minute less in the shower.
  • turning off lights at work at the end of the day.

Join us in our efforts locally to make a difference.

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