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Hurstville City Council joins Earth Hour

Posted 24 March 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi is urging the community to join the fight against climate change by participating in Earth Hour on 28 March at 8.30pm.

Mayor of Hurstville said Earth Hour is something that really brings communities together, with 1 in every 3 Australian’s taking part.

“This year’s theme for Earth Hour focuses on how climate change is affecting food production and farming and the need to move towards renewable energy sources,” he said.

“I encourage all local residents and businesses to get involved in this global movement.”

In support of Earth Hour, Council will be switching off non-essential lighting at a number of key facilities including Hurstville Civic Centre and Hurstville City Library.

Residents can reduce their energy usage on a daily basis by taking a few simple steps, such as:

  • installing energy efficient lighting
  • switching lights off when not needed
  • buying energy efficient appliances
  • turning appliances off at the powerpoint when not in use
  • switching to green power ( www.greenpower.gov.au )

Mayor Hindi said everyone has a role to play, no matter how small

“It is all our responsibility to help address global warming,” he said.

For more information about Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org .

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