Alterna Savings Participates in Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and quickly grew to a global phenomenon. The goal is to get as many individuals and businesses as possible to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and demonstrate that people are ready to take personal action.

Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that, together, our small actions can make a big difference.

Alterna Savings will be supporting this event on March 31st by turning off our lights at 8:30 pm for one hour. We encourage all of our members to do the same, in their homes or wherever they may be.

*Please note that all our branch locations have manual lighting, while the lighting at the Albert St. and Attwell Dr. locations are on timers. We encourage those in branch locations to please manually turn off the lights when you leave. For the Attwell Dr. and Albert St. locations, lights will be turned off automatically.

Looking for some ideas on how to participate?

  • Turn off your lights on Saturday, March 31st from 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Get others involved! Connect with your neighbours, friends, and businesses to participate
  • Spread the news: use social media sites, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and others to spread the word
  • Host an eco friendly, light’s out block party entertaining by candlelight (soy of course)
  • Enjoy a walk, listening to the evening sounds while looking at the stars
  • Create an eco friendly scavenger hunt in your neighborhood
  • Find a great viewing spot to see your town or city go dark at 8:30 p.m.
  • Take advantage of the darkness and create an extra romantic evening
  • Vow to live a sustainable lifestyle and take more green action in your life
  • Look for ways to go green at work
  • See how long you can leave the lights off before turning them back on again
  • Make Earth Hour an every day event in your household and commit to consuming less energy

Take this opportunity to spend time with family and friends celebrating Earth Hour. Find creative ways to spend an hour in the dark. For more information and ideas please visit