On Saturday, March 29, 2008, Earth Hour invites people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour – from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in their local time zone. On this day, cities around the world will hold events to acknowledge their commitment to energy conservation.
I've turned the lights out. Now it's your turn. WWF- Canada's Earth Hour
In the dark on the East Coast.
Updated March 30 to add:
The lights were dimmed at Halifax City Hall and Grand Parade, as were the ornamental skylights on Halifax’s Macdonald Bridge.
Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Margaret Murphy said there was an eight-megawatt drop in use across the province during that hour — the equivalent of turning off 150,000 light bulbs.
"It was noticeable," she said. "I think it shows people really took it to heart and responded." Chronicle Herald