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Posted on: March 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Earth Hour and Reduce Your Energy Use

Celebrate Earth Hour — an annual campaign aimed at mobilizing people for climate action.

Earth Hour starts at 8:30 p.m. March 25, 2017. 
Join millions worldwide by turning off all nonessential lights for one hour and by thinking about how you'll help the planet! 

In 2015, Issaquah's electricity use totaled about 340 million kilowatt-hours citywide, representing a slight increase from 2014. Overall, 35 percent of electricity use was from the residential sector.

You can find more information in our 2016 Sustainable City Report.

Because energy production comes with various environmental impacts, it's important to do your part to reduce overall demand. The burning of coal and natural gas have been linked to both respiratory diseases and climate change.

Reducing your energy use can save you money, improve community health and benefit the environment.

Here are some other ways you can save energy, any day of the year:

  • Turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
  • Get rid of desk lamps where possible.
  • Unplug electronics when they are done charging.
  • Use natural daylight instead of overhead lighting where possible.
  • Upgrade your home for energy efficiency. Puget Sound Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient appliances, windows, lighting and more!
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