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Preparing for Earth Hour

26 March 2008

Media Release

Preparing for Earth Hour

The Canterbury Regional Civil Defence Emergency Management Group is advising residents who are participating in Earth Hour to prepare for turning the lights out.

Canterbury Regional Civil Defence Manager John Fisher says people need to be ready for the event on Saturday, March 29.

“We want people participating in Earth Hour to be safe, which includes making sure they have the torches, candles and other alternate lighting ready,” said Mr. Fisher.  “If you do not have alternate lighting on hand, now would be an excellent time to purchase some.”

Alternate lighting items can include:

o       Torches
o       Batteries for torches
o       Candles
o       Matches or lighters for lighting candles and/or camping lanterns
o       Camping lanterns (with either battery or fuel supply)

Mr. Fisher advises people who use candles to take extra care as they
can present a fire hazard.
Earth Hour will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m.



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