October 15, 2010

The Port of Toronto Converts to Renewable Energy

The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) participated in Earth Hour 2010 to bring attention to the need for everyone to do their part in order to fight climate change. On Saturday, March 27, 2010, starting at 8:30 pm, the TPA turned off or dimed lights and shut down achinery that were not essential for security or public safety throughout the Port of Toronto and invited photographers and video-camera operators working for local media to record the change in the Toronto skyline during Earth Hour.

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.

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