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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Earth Hour in Banff

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Branded as the biggest environmental event in history, Earth hour sees 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries switch off their lights, as hundreds of millions of people, business and governments around the world unite to address a global issue.


As a hotel in Banff located within a National Park, we want to spread the message on how we can make our planet greener.


Between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m on Saturday the 31st of March, we are encouraging our Banff hotel guests to participate in this year’s Earth Hour by taking a few small steps to address the issue of climate change and to keep our National Park beautiful in the process.


What you can do:


•Turn off the lights in your room and enjoy dinner by candlelight or board games by your open fire.
•Turn down the thermostat in your room – not a problem when you have your fire going!
•Refrain from using any electrical appliance such as television, stereos and dishwashers.
•Make sure chargers are unplugged.
If you are in downtown Banff during Earth Hour, you can watch Banff’s Mayor ceremoniously switch off the main streetlights of the 100 and 200 block of Banff Avenue at 8:30 p.m.


Fortis will be measuring Banff’s energy use against the results of the 2010 Earth Hour results to see how much of an impact we can make.


Join in this year’s Earth Hour to take a step towards a cleaner Earth.


Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets, Banff’s Finest Family Accommodation.

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