Garneau turned off its lights on Friday 28 March in celebration of World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour event. Since starting in 2008, Toronto’s participation in the event has declined. This year, Toronto Hydro noted only a 6% (178 MW) drop in power usage between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday. The greatest decrease occurred in 2009, with a 15% (445 MW) drop.
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Jackie Ho is the Deputy Editor in Chief and Media Manager at The Reckoner. Aside from taking pretty pictures, she spends her time teaching math, dancing, and eating chocolate chip cookies. She can usually be found riding the TTC, at the Toronto Zoo, or curled up on her bed with her laptop and phone. She is also MGCI's Social Justice Convenor, and believes in equality and justice among everyone. One day, Jackie hopes to travel the world (especially Europe) and work in conservation or medicine.