IStore Self Storage in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, will be powering down all electricity in its office between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. local time on March 31 to observe Earth Hour.
Started in 2008, Earth Hour is a global event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to ask businesses and residents to turn off all lights and non-essential electricity between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. in their local time zones on the last Saturday of March.
Facility Manager Kelly Byrde said the facility will turn off all computer equipment and lighting in the office, but exterior security lighting, cameras and gate access will still be operational. She encouraged others to join the facility in the event.
"Earth Hour is one of those things that make people realize that we are all sharing the world," she said. “If nothing else, by taking part in Earth Hour, at least you will save some money on your electricity bill.”
IStore is a two-store operation, consisting of the Mississauga facility and Abacus Self Storage in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Both locations are in the Toronto metropolitan area.