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Air Canada participates in Earth Hour

Air Canada is proud to announce its particpation in Earth Hour 2008, a global lights-out initiative to conserve energy and raise awareness about energy consumption.

Last year, on 31 March 2007, 2.2 million people and 2100 Sydney, Australia businesses turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. This massive collective effort reduced Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent effect of taking 48,616 cars off the road for a year.

This year, Air Canada is doing its part to make Earth Hour a global success. On Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 9 pm, Air Canada will turn off exterior lighted signs at various buildings in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. In addition, lights on all 7 floors of Air Canada's headquarters building in Montreal, along with lights in all unoccupied office space at the Vancouver Operations Center, will be turned off. The Air Canada billboard overlooking the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto will also go dark for the hour.

Air Canada has pledged its support for this year's effort on the Earth Hour official website where you are invited to pledge your personal support for Earth Hour and find out more about the lights-out campaign. Air Canada employees and customers are strongly encouraged to participate and to tell families, friends and colleagues about the event.

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