Earth Hour – March 27th

Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 27th is Earth Hour in YYC. Now this might not be a prime-time cycling hour there are things that our environmentally friendly activity can do to contribute.

So: make a pledge through social media to #EarthHourYYC and #500ClimatePledge to share your pledge message. This will also enter you into a draw of a $500 to spend at local businesses!

Use that hour to consider how you travel. Is there a chance to leave the car behind and use public transport and a bike (generally know as trip-chaining) or just roll there on your two wheeled machine! Each time you leave the car behind or use other greener modes of transport, you make a contribution to reducing our impacts on the climate. At the same time you may also make an impact to your pocket, your well-being (physical and mental) and it should also feel good too!

On earth hour, check out what’s switched on or in standby (even with just the red light on, standby equipment still draws electricity). If you don’t need it, switch it off! (repeat daily)!

And lastly, check out this useful toolkit through Open Streets Events and see if you can use any of them. Take a look at the website here

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