Earth Issues

Green initiatives planned for Earth Hour and Earth Day

 | March 22, 2013

earth-hourLast year Earth Hour broke records with 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries taking part. This year, on March 23 at 8:30 p.m., records will undoubtedly be broken again as people across the globe turn out their lights to signal their concern about the future of life on earth.

“Mantles Restaurant (at Sun Peaks) will be celebrating Earth Hour with a candlelight dinner with a local special feature,” says Doug Avery, chief engineer with the Delta Sun Peaks. “Our upper and lower lobbies will also have limited lighting. Morrisey’s Pub will be celebrating Earth Hour for the first time with candlelight dining.”

Following the theme of environmental consideration, the Delta Sun Peaks has also organized two village clean up dates: Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Tuesday, April 16 again from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in advance of Earth Day on April 22.

Avery said that he hoped the community would turn out in force to restore Sun Peaks’ beauty.

“Our beautiful resort doesn’t show its best in April. . . .  We are now at the stage where many hands make for light work.”
Gloves and garbage bags will be supplied and there will be a free barbecue with pop for volunteers at noon in front of the Delta Sun Peaks Resort.

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