Toronto Port Authority welcomes Earth Hour 2010

The Toronto Port Authority ("TPA") is pleased to participate in Earth Hour 2010 to bring attention to the need for everyone to do their part to fight climate change.

The TPA invites photographers and video-camera operators working for local media to record the dramatic change in the Toronto skyline during Earth Hour, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

The TPA will be turning off or dimming lights and shutting down machinery throughout the Port of Toronto, the Outer Harbour Marina, 60 Harbour Street and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that are not essential for security or public safety.

The TPA's commitment to fighting climate change and reducing carbon emissions does not end with Earth Hour. The TPA has deployed a long-term sustainability action plan to fight climate change and protect the environment. In 2010, the TPA began to purchase 100 per cent of its electricity for all operations from renewable sources such as wind and hydro through Bullfrog Power.

"The TPA has a responsibility to be a leader in the collective effort to reduce carbon emissions. Earth Hour is a great opportunity to show how concerted action from everyone can have a dramatic impact on energy conservation efforts. But the TPA is working year-round to develop and execute measures that will reduce fossil fuel consumption, carbon emissions and other environmentally harmful practices," said Geoffrey Wilson, the TPA's President and Chief Executive Officer.