World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) announces the release of the Team Earth Hour Anthem, created by composer Andrew Huang using lyrics submitted by Earth Hour fans.

Download the lyrics sheet and find out more about getting your copy of the song on iTunes at: http://www.wwf.ca/downloadanthem

Watch the video here:

WWF is calling on all Canadians to join Team Earth Hour in the fight against climate change.

Earth Hour is today between 8:30PM – 9:30PM (local time); make sure you switch off your lights to show your commitment to the fight against climate change.

Also, celebrate Earth Hour by joining WWF’s official Earth Hour performance in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, Ontario, Canada, from 7:30pm to 9pm:

  • Hear the Team Earth Hour Anthem performed live for the first time
  • Composer Andrew Huang has written the official rally cry, using lyrics submitted by Canadians on WWF Canada’s Facebook page
  • Andrew will be joined on stage with Choir! Choir! Choir! in a sing-a-long performance the whole family can participate in
  • Throughout the evening projection artist Jerrem Lynch will showcase a magical gallery of electric street art, projected on the walls of The Distillery

Please Consider Candle Fire Safety Tips When Using Candles

The City of Toronto reminds everyone that fire safety must be exercised during lights-out.

While many sources of fires are on the decline, candle fires have increased dramatically during the past decade.

Toronto Fire Services recommends not using candles – instead, use battery-powered flashlights.

If using candles, please follow these fire safety tips:

  • Always stay in the room where candles are lit.
  • Extinguish all candles when leaving the room, especially when going to sleep.
  • Don’t use candles in bedrooms.
  • Keep candles at least one metre away from anything that can burn.
  • Keep candles, matches and lighters hidden and out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip or burn.
    • Those with glass shades
    • or chimneys are safer.
  • Extinguish candles when they burn to within five centimetres (two inches) of their holder.
  • Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home.
  • Practice your home fire escape plan.

Please click here for more information on other fire safety issues, or call 416-338-9050 and ask to speak to your nearest Fire Prevention Public Education Officer.

Tonight is Earth Hour Celebration: Candle Fire Safety Tips

Tonight is Earth Hour Celebration: Candle Fire Safety Tips

 Happy Earth Hour!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

March 30, 2012

Earth Hour candle fire safety

Toronto residents will join millions of people around the globe by switching lights off to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m.

The City of Toronto reminds everyone that fire safety must be exercised during lights-out.

While many sources of fires are on the decline, candle fires have increased dramatically during the past decade. Toronto Fire Services recommends not using candles – instead, use battery-powered flashlights.

If using candles, please follow these fire safety tips:
• Always stay in the room where candles are lit.
• Extinguish all candles when leaving the room, especially when going to sleep.
• Don’t use candles in bedrooms.
• Keep candles at least one metre away from anything that can burn.
• Keep candles, matches and lighters hidden and out of the reach of children and pets.
• Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip or burn. Those with glass shades or chimneys are safer.
• Extinguish candles when they burn to within five centimetres (two inches) of their holder.
• Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home.
• Practice your home fire escape plan.

For more information on other fire safety issues, visit: http://www.toronto.ca/fire/prevention or call 416-338-9050 and ask to speak to your nearest Fire Prevention Public Education Officer.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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