A Kamloops Councillor is hopeful the city will see many people taking part in Earth Hour tonight.
Arjun Singh says it’s important to be thinking about sustainability and being energy efficient all the time.
“You know, we’re all trying to become more efficient with energy, and become more friendly to the climate. Obviously there’s economic opportunities that come from that, which are pretty substantial for the community.”
Singh says while participation has been down for the event in the past, it’s not necessarily due to a lack of interest in the environment.
“Earth Hour isn’t the only game in town anymore. There’s lots of other events and opportunities for folks to learn about being more energy efficient and sustainable in their lifestyles.”
Those partaking in Earth Hour are encouraged to turn off unnecessary electronics and lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m this evening.