(From left) Creston Coun. Joanna Wilson

(From left) Creston Coun. Joanna Wilson

Town wants Creston lights out for Earth Hour

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  • Mar. 14, 2012 7:00 a.m.

Creston residents are encouraged to turn out the lights at 8:30 p.m. on March 31, even if the party isn’t over.

March 31 marks Earth Hour and the Town of Creston is supporting the awareness event for the fourth year in a row.

“We encourage everyone to participate, and to “take the pledge” by signing on to FortisBC’s Earth Hour Challenge at www.fortisbc.com/earthhour,” Mayor Ron Toyota said last week. “If Creston residents register the most pledges per capita, Creston Valley Gleaners Society will win an energy upgrade valued up to $5,000.”

Everyone who pledges on the website gets a chance to win a weekend at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna.

Last year, 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries switched off their lights for Earth Hour, issuing a powerful call for action on climate change.

Earth Hour is sponsored globally by the World Wildlife Fund. Locally, FortisBC supports the effort with the on-line challenge. It also provides T-shirts to promote the event.