Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Milton Hydro is encouraging Milton residents and businesses to power down during Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is an annual one-hour lights-out event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that mobilizes millions worldwide to show support for action on climate change.

Join the Movement

  • Turn off the lights.
  • Turn down the thermostat.
  • Unplug the TV, blue ray player, microwave, clock and radio.  

The Town of Milton Participation in Earth Hour

  • Lights out: Town Hall, Hugh Foster Hall, Nassagaweya Tennis Centre & Community Hall  and Nassagaweya Community Centre
  • Minimal lighting: FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, Milton Leisure Centre and Sports Centre

Milton Fire Department Safety Tips for Earth Hour

Planning to turn off the lights for Earth Hour and light some candles? The Milton Fire Department has some recommendations to keep you safe during your "lights out" activities.

Handle Your Candles with Care

  • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
  • When using candles, place them in sturdy, safe candleholders that will not burn or tip over.
  • Protect candle flames with glass chimneys.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches (30 cm) from anything that can burn.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended; burning candles can start a fire.
  • Do not carry around lit candles; always use a flashlight for emergency lighting.

Lock Away Lighters and Matches

  • Keep matches and lighters up high and out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet.
  • Use only child-resistant lighters

Don’t Forget to Sound the Alarms!

Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure they are in working order.

Make a Break – Plan Your Escape

Practise your home fire escape plan.

Make Earth Hour Every Hour!

After Earth Hour is over, keep practising energy conservation. For ways to conserve energy in your business or home during Earth Hour and all year long, visit the Milton Hydro website.