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Earth Hour 2011 at CIT


Earth Hour 2011


Co-ordinated by the Buildings & Estates Office, CIT is joining organisations around the world by participating in Earth Hour on 26th March.


Earth Hour, run by the conservation organisation WWF, is a climate change initiative, calling on individuals and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday March 26th 2011, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.


970kWh of electricity is typically consumed between 8:30pm and 9:30pm  at CIT, resulting in 197 kg CO2 emissions, and equivalent to leaving 9,700 100W bulbs switched on, or 28,218 PCs left on standby. In joining Earth Hour, we are not only supporting the worldwide campaign, but also setting a benchmark for 'good practice' at CIT, showing what savings can be achieved through good housekeeping.


In order to make Earth Hour at CIT a success, we need your help. So please remeber to

  • Power off computers and monitors
  • Turn off all non-essential office equipment (photocopiers, printers etc.)
  • Switch off all non-essential research equipment
  • Switch off all non-essential lights

before you leave for the weekend, to ensure that we have the lowest possible electricity usage for Earth Hour. The Buildings & Estates Office will also schedule off as much automatically controlled items as possible.


We will be monitoring the effectiveness of this initiative.


Thank you in advance for making Earth Hour a success at CIT

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