This year Earth Hour wasn’t the kumbaya moment its promoters once aimed for.
On Saturday evening people around the world were urged to shut off their electricity use for an hour. But it didn’t go too well.
While Toronto reduced consumption by 6% (down from 7% last year), enviro-loving British Columbia only saw a 1% drop.
Then there’s Calgary: This year it was down 0.5%. If that seems paltry, it’s quite an achievement compared to their first year — which saw a 3.6% gain