Green is the color of spring and it’s also a reminder that energy conservation is an easy way to reduce global greenhouse gases. This Saturday is the 4th annual Earth Hour worldwide. In 2007, Australians began a movement where more than 2 million people and 2,000 businesses turned off their lights for an hour. Earth Hour has since grown to embrace people in 127 countries around the world who are concerned about the environment.
On Saturday small business owners across the country have an opportunity to show their support at 8:30 p.m. local time. Shutting off the lights isn’t complicated and Verizon will be doing it, too. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time, Verizon will darken millions of square feet in more than 500 company locations worldwide to help raise awareness of energy efficiency opportunities. As a result of turning off non-essential lighting, Verizon expects to conserve more than 45,000 kilowatt hours of energy.
Most of us know that using renewable energy is a goal but, in the meantime, reducing energy consumption means both energy and monetary savings, so it’s an easy thing to do. Improve the bottom line for your business and your customers Saturday evening – it’s a great way to get growing!
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