Canada’s Earth Hour Campaign & Candle Safety Tips: March 29, 2014 at 8:30 P.M.

This video presents “Earth Hour 2014 Video 60 sec.”

  • “For the past few years, Earth Hour has made a massive impact around the world thanks to the power of the crowd. But for 2014, we want to make an even greater one.
  • Soon we’ll be unleashing something different, bigger and bolder than before:

We’ll be unleashing Earth Hour Blue. We’ll be unleashing your power. This Earth Hour, use your power at

Earth Hour is this Saturday, March 29th at 8:30pm, whereby millions of people across the world are switching off lights for one hour – to celebrate their commitment to the planet.

Canada’s Earth Hour campaign encourages the public to take a moment to reflect and talk about what they will be thinking about while the lights are out during Earth Hour.

Here are some highlights of Canada’s Earth Hour campaign.

  • Please click here to view a series of videos on the WWF-Canada’s website, which features notable Canadian celebrities supporting Earth Hour 2014 including Chris Hadfield, William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series), Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210), Adam Korson (Seed) and Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers).
  • WWF-Canada also inspires Canadians and people from all over the world to donate funds to their Earth Hour Blue crowdfunding project which supports research to map Canada’s renewable energy potential.
  • In addition the city of Vancouver, the Global Earth Hour Capital of 2013, hosted the Earth Hour City Challenge Awards for all the finalist cities of 2014.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


March 28, 2014

Earth Hour candle safety

Toronto residents will join millions of people around the globe by switching lights off to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m.

The City of Toronto reminds everyone to keep fire safety in mind during the lights-out period on Saturday. Many sources of fires are on the decline, but candle fires have increased in recent years. Toronto Fire Services recommends not using candles. Instead, use a battery-powered flashlight when light is needed during Earth Hour.

If candles are used, please follow these fire safety tips:
• Always stay in the room where candles are lit
• Extinguish all candles when leaving the room
• Avoid using 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
• Use sturdy candle holders that won’t tip or burn and consider using a candle holder that encloses the flame in a glass shade or chimney
• Extinguish candles when they burn to within five centimetres (two inches) of their holder
• Make sure you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home
• Prepare and practise your home fire escape plan.

More information is available at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


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