British Columbians saved 65 megawatt hours of electricity and reduced the provincial electricity load by one percent during Earth Hour Saturday night.

That’s the equivalent of turning off about 1.4 million lights.

In Duncan, the overall reduction in the electricity load recorded was point 8, Ladysmith managed a load reduction of 2 point 8 per cent while Nanaimo reduced their load on the system by one point 7 per cent.

Earth Hour encourages individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics to demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts.

It is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Federation.