by Morinville News Staff

The Town of Morinville will be participating in Fortis Alberta’s Earth Hour Challenge again this year. The initiative takes place Mar. 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Earth Hour, an annual global environmental movement, is aimed at encouraging residential and businesses to conserve power.

To help entice communities to save on power consumption, Fortis offers $15,000 in grants: $7500 for first place, $5000 for second place, and $2500 for third place. The top three communities who have the highest energy savings compared to the same hour a week before are awarded the monies.

“This is an exciting and humbling opportunity for Morinville to help conserve power,” said Mayor Lisa Holmes in a Town release Wednesday. “The positive participation by residents can have a lasting impact on the future.”

A win for Morinville would go towards funding one of three projects the Town has identified: pedestrian activated solar crosswalk lights, solar lighting for the trail system, or an energy audit study.

For more information on Earth Hour visit https://www.earthhour.org.

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  1. The street light in front of my house has been on for 24hours a day for the last month and a half. Hopefully someone turns that off.

    • Have you phoned Fortis? They have an app now where you can report a problem. Check with the Town page – they posted something about it a while ago.

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