Casino embraces Earth Hour

CASINO cleaned up in the local Earth Hour stakes reducing its power consumption by an eco-conscious 16.5 per cent, while power-hungry Byron Bay could barely muster a measly 2.5pc cut.

Woodburn took the wooden spoon with 1.5pc reduction followed closely by Kyogle on 2pc.

Lismore and Alstonville turned in solid performances at 6.5pc and 8.5pc respectively while Ballina turned in a relatively neutral effort at 4pc.

Local losers though still managed to put the coal-rich Hunter region to shame – which actually increased its power consumption by 2 per cent during Earth Hour despite increasing its participation rate to more than 40pc of residents.

To be fair though, they were in the grip of a 30 degree heatwave at 8.30

Down in Sydney, an estimated 2 million residents joined in to cut it’s consumption by 10.2pc as lights were switched off across the city, kicking off a global energy-saving marathon.

Harbour ferry horns blared to signal the rolling event, which began in New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, and wrapped up 25 hours later in Apia, Samoa, at 6.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday.

For the first time this year, the Forbidden City in Beijing also took part, along with 20 cities across China, despite the country’s resistance at the Copenhagen climate change talks.



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