News & Public Notices
Mark Earth Hour at Kingston Unplugged
March 23, 2015 -
Plan to mark Earth Hour at the Kingston Unplugged event hosted by Sustainable Kingston in the Springer Market Square courtyard starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
"Kingston Unplugged is a solar and wind powered event the whole family will enjoy," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The aim is to bring Kingstonians together to explore climate change and the ways we can create a positive effect on the environment."
Kingston Unplugged kicks-off with a drum circle at 6:30 p.m. (bring your own drum) followed by free entertainment from Kyra and Tully, Kingston Circus Arts, The Spencer Evans Band and other surprise performers.
A World Wildlife Federation (WWF) initiative, Earth Hour – 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 28 – is the hour when lights go off in cities around the world to acknowledge humanity's impact on climate change. City Hall and the blocks surrounding Springer Market Square will go dark for the hour and candles will be provided to the first 200 people at the event.
"Earth hour reminds us of our impact on climate change. It's a good time to take stock of our behaviours and adjust them to reduce that impact," says Paul MacLatchy, director of environment and sustainable Initiatives. He urges Kingstonians to check-out the sustainability displays at Kingston Unplugged – and use the City's climate action tool kit at www.CityofKingston.ca/climateaction to find ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Kingston Fire and Rescue reminds Kingstonians to never leave a lit candle unattended.
Find out more about Sustainable Kingston, the community-built plan to make Kingston Canada's most sustainable city, see www.SustainableKingston.ca.
Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner
About the City of Kingston
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.