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.