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Concordia powers down for Earth Hour

MARCH 30: The university joins a global campaign to flip the switch on climate change
March 26, 2019
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By Sylvie Babarik

Concordia powers down for Earth Hour More than 187 countries and territories have now signed on to Earth Hour.

Before you leave for the weekend, Concordia is asking that you turn off computers and lights. The goal is to place a little more attention on the environment and our role in protecting it.

From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, millions around the world will also unplug for Earth Hour, guided by the World Wildlife Fund, which launched the initiative in 2007. The group estimates that more than 187 countries and territories have now signed on.

At Concordia, Facilities Management will turn off non-essential lights in major buildings on both the Loyola and Sir George Williams campuses. Marquee Concordia signs on the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV Building), John Molson (MB) Building, Administration (AD) Building, and PERFORM Centre will also power down.

Some lights will remain on here and there because of security obligations.

It’s also worth noting that most of Concordia’s main buildings already have energy-saving features, such as motion detectors. These and other measures have made it the most energy efficient of all major Quebec universities for 21 consecutive years.

Want to do more?

 

Find out more about Concordia’s first ever Sustainability Plan.



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