Ministry of Environment
VICTORIA - Environment Minister Terry Lake encourages British
Columbians to participate in Earth Hour 2013 by turning off
unnecessary lights and electronics between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
on Saturday, March 23.
"Earth Hour is the perfect time to reflect on the impact that we -
as individuals and collectively - have on this planet," said Lake.
"The B.C. government will do its part by shutting off the Jubilee
Lights at the Parliament Buildings in Victoria for the fifth year in
a row. In fact, thanks to careful management of building control
systems, many provincial government offices have non-essential
lights and electronics turned off after business hours every day of
According to BC Hydro, Earth Hour 2012 saw provincewide electrical
power consumption drop by 1.67 per cent during those 60 minutes,
equivalent to turning off about nine million 12.5-watt LED light
bulbs. Revelstoke had the highest reduction in energy use in the
province at 12.1 per cent.