Earth Hour Saturday March 29, 8:30pm EDT

Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 6,950 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories. Queen's University recognizes this important symbolic event and will continue its normal efforts to 'power down' campus during this time.

Physical Plant Services will:

  • Turn off all non-essential heating systems
  • Turn off most non-essential lights. Exceptions apply for emergency lights, and a few buildings on campus that are open late or allow 24-hour access
  • Monitor power consumption levels before, during and after Earth Hour to calculate avoided GHG emissions

    Earth Day tips for work & home - today and every day:

  • Switch off lights when leaving a room
  • Switch off computers, monitors, printers, scanners, radios and other equipment when they're not in use, and before a meeting, lunch or end-of-day
  • Enable energy saving functions on your computer equipment
  • Dress comfortably for the weather and adjust your layers before adjusting the thermostat
  • Lower the set point of your thermostat
  • Open curtains for sunlight in the winter and close them to keep extra heat out in the summer
  • During Earth Hour, enjoy Kingston's Unplugged concert

    Posted: 2014 March 27