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From dimming lights in main areas to asking staff to shut off lights or electronics not needed over the weekend, UHN joins the annual global initiative aimed at instilling green habits every day. (Source: earthhour.org)


On Saturday, March 28, from 8:30-9:30 p.m., Earth Hour will be celebrated across the globe – and at University Health Network.

For one hour, millions of people in hundreds of countries; individuals, families, businesses and governments, will turn off their lights to support urgent action on climate change. By taking part, UHN demonstrates its continued commitment to operational actions that benefit the planet and the people who live here.

At UHN, each site, including Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto Western Hospital, will make changes to support the cause; from dimming the lights in main areas, to asking staff to shut off lights or electronics that are not needed over the weekend.

Most importantly, UHN hopes that staff, patients and visitors practice these green habits every day, not just for the hour.

UHN's energy-conserving program, Operation TLC, has already helped save kilowatts, dollars, natural resources and air quality.

For information on energy conservation, waste reduction environmental stewardship and more green initiatives at UHN, please see here​.

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