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Canadians urged to power down for Earth Hour

The World Wildlife Fund, the driving force behind the annual campaign, says millions around the world are expected to take part between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time.

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Canadians are being asked to turn off their lights for an hour tonight as part of a global and symbolic stand against climate change.
   
Organizers say Earth Hour shows how a small act - turning off lights and electronics for an hour - can have a powerful impact when enough people carry it out.
   
The World Wildlife Fund, the driving force behind the annual campaign, says millions around the world are expected to take part between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time.
   
The organization has said cities have played a key role in promoting the event.
   
This year, it's also relying on homegrown celebrities to get the word out.
   
Canadian celebrities including Star Trek's William Shatner, actor and director Jason Priestly and astronaut Chris Hadfield have appeared in short videos meant to get people thinking about conservation.

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  1. Frankie posted on 03/29/2014 11:56 AM
    Typical of that piece of s**t Miller to now head WWF. He ruined the city with his crap, wasted hundreds of millions, etc. When you turn out the lights and replace them with candles you introduce more carbon into the air, but of course why would people like Miller bother with true science vs junk science that fits their agenda.
    1. Duke posted on 03/29/2014 10:42 PM
      @Frankie Who's Miller???

      If you don't use the 'full name' how do you expect anyone to understand who the hell you are talking about??????
  2. In the Name of Sanity posted on 03/29/2014 07:59 PM
    1. Miller's politics have nothing to do with this.
    2. I don't subscribe to Miller's politics
    3. This whole "Earth Hour" and "Earth Day" are a farce nonetheless.
    1. Duke posted on 03/29/2014 10:43 PM
      @In the Name of Sanity "Who" is this Miller? Miller Lite? The beer?
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