Thursday, March 26, 2009

Host An Earth Hour Potluck (share the dark)

This Saturday night at 8:30pm, turn off the lights.

In an effort to fight global warming, at 8:30 p.m on March 28, 2009, Earth Hour goes
global, with cities and towns around the world taking stand, on the greatest threat our
planet has ever faced, and millions of people uniting to turn the tide on global warming.
Mayor Cal Patterson and members of the Wasaga Beach Town Council extend this
challenge to the Wasaga Beach community by encouraging businesses and households to
turn their lights out for one hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Mayor Patterson is
encouraging businesses who are not in a position to turn their lights off completely due to
operational requirements to reduce and conserve power between the hours of 8:30 p.m.
and 9:30 p.m. in any other way possible.

Mayor Patterson commented that “given the impact we can visibly see that global
warming has caused and the studies undertaken to understand the reasons behind global
warming, it is important for the Town of Wasaga Beach to be an active participate in this
challenge and extend the challenge to all residents of Wasaga Beach. I personally
encourage everyone to get involved with this important environmental initiative.”

In an effort to support and promote Earth Hour, the Town of Wasaga Beach is running an
Earth Hour promotion where an energy efficient gift basket will be given away to one
resident of Wasaga Beach. In order to participate in the promotion, send an e-mail to confirming your participation in Earth Hour. The
winning name will be drawn on March 30, 2009.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to learn more about Earth Hour is by visiting This website has been created to assist with spreading the word
about Earth Hour and is an efficient way to get involved and help make a difference to
our plant.

For media requiring additional information, please contact:
Jenny Legget
Town of Wasaga Beach
(705) 429-3844

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