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Queen's University

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Uniting People to Protect the Planet

Saturday March 23, 2013, 8:30 PM

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 7,001 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
  • Use power bars to eliminate phantom loads
  • 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
  • Use low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Open curtains to allow for maximum sunlight in the winter and close the curtains to keep out the sunlight in the summer


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