The Property Council of Australia is again a proud supporter of Earth Hour. We encourage all building owners, managers and tenants to turn off their lights for one hour, at 8.30 pm, on Saturday, 27 March 2010.
This year, the Property Council’s ACT Division is working closely with the ACT Government, the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water, ActewAGL and other business and industry organisations to raise awareness and encourage widespread support and participation in Earth Hour.
“We can all make a contribution to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Energy consumption in Canberra’s commercial and industrial buildings, and the homes we live in, accounts for around 70 percent of the Territory’s greenhouse gas emissions. Working together we can significantly reduce electricity use and help cut Australia’s carbon footprint.
“That’s why the Property Council supports the Earth Hour call to action and urges our members to participate fully,” said Property Council ACT Executive Director, Catherine Carter.
Before turning off the lights for one hour, the Property Council suggests there are lots of things everyone can do to make Earth Hour 2010 an even bigger success than last year:
- Register your involvement at www.earthhour.org.au and commit to turning off your building’s non-essential lights for one hour at 8.30 pm on Saturday, March 27.
- Tell all your friends, your family and your workmates. Just email them with a link to the Earth Hour website.
- Advertise. If you’re registered as a business, don’t be afraid to advertise your support for Earth Hour.
- Building owners and managers should liaise with tenants to plan how all non-essential lights can be turned off on the night. Things to consider include security and safety of the building and tenants, and rescheduling cleaning and maintenance.
“Everyone should get involved in Earth Hour 2010. The property sector in Canberra has been a leader and early innovator in greenhouse emission reduction. On March 27 make sure it’s not your property that makes you stand out for all the wrong reasons,” Ms Carter said.
For further information contact:
Catherine Carter, Executive Director, 02 6248 6902 or 0412 330 079