The Niagara Falls Illumination Board to “Switch off” Falls Illumination for Earth Hour 2017

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board to “Switch off”
Falls Illumination for Earth Hour 2017

Niagara Falls seen as a global symbol of clean, renewable hydroelectric energy

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is pleased to once again announce its participation in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) global Earth Hour initiative. On Saturday March 25, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the nightly illumination of Niagara Falls will be turned off to help raise awareness and support for action on the issue of climate change.

According to WWF, Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. It has grown from a single event held in Sydney, Australia in March 2007, to a world-wide initiative, reaching millions of people in 178 countries and territories. Scheduled in late March over the past 11 years, Earth Hour is planned to closely coincide with the spring equinox to ensure that most cities are in darkness as it rolls out around the Earth.

Established in 1925, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board is made up of representatives from the City of Niagara Falls Ontario, City of Niagara Falls, New York, Ontario Power Generation Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Niagara Parks Commission. It is the Illumination Board’s responsibility and mandate to finance and maintain the nightly illumination of both the Horseshoe and American Falls.

For more information please visit https://www.earthhour.org/ or contact:
Tony Baldinelli, Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
The Niagara Parks Commission
tbaldinelli@niagaraparks.com
905-356-2241, ext. 2206