McDonald's Dims Lights For Earth Hour

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Many establishments in Vancouver participate in Earth Hour. However, few will have the impact that McDonald’s will. The nationwide initiative could result in energy savings equivalent to one year’s worth of electricity usage for average Canadian household. Not too shabby.

As part of its ongoing efforts to implement energy-saving practices, participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada will be actively supporting Earth Hour by dimming their lights, an effort that could save more than 10,000 kWh in electricity usage, which is the same amount of energy the average Canadian household uses in a year. This is the fourth year that McDonald’s restaurants have participated in Earth Hour.

A global initiative led by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to inspire people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2011. While all participating McDonald’s restaurants will remain open and fully operational, at 8:30 p.m., for one full hour, customers and passers-by will notice darkened road signs and roof beams at each location as they show their support by cutting down on their electricity usage.

On the global front, McDonald’s Corporation announced earlier this month its Sustainable Land Management Commitment (SLMC), a significant advancement in the company’s effort to ensure the food served in its restaurants around the world is sourced from certified sustainable sources.

If you follow me on twitter you know I have a weak spot for the Golden Arches. During earth hour I have a feeling they’ll be calling my name once again, ha.

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