Metropolis at Metrotown

Metropolis at Metrotown

March 26, 2010 13:00 ET

Metropolis at Metrotown Going Dark for Earth Hour

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) - The iconic Metropolis at Metrotown skyline is going dark March 27 as B.C.'s largest shopping centre joins millions around the world participating in Earth Hour. It is turning off its facade lighting for an hour in a show of support, creating a dramatic void in the Burnaby skyline.

"Taking part in Earth Hour annually is only one of the initiatives that Metropolis at Metrotown has in place to help the environment," says Artie Chumpol, public and community relations manager for the shopping centre.

"Most of the lights we turn off for Earth Hour are the same LED and high-efficiency bulbs used throughout the mall. Also, Metropolis at Metrotown has a very comprehensive recycling program to reduce its carbon footprint."

In addition to Metropolis at Metrotown's facade lights, the shopping centre will also shut off lights in other areas, including its Grand Court, Atrium Court, and readerboard. An estimated 4312.92 kWh of electricity will be saved by the mall during this year's Earth Hour event.

Earth Hour is considered the largest environmental movement in history. It started in Sydney, Australia, three years ago with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Last year, hundreds of millions of people around the world joined together to support climate action.

DETAILS

What: Earth Hour
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Date: March 27, 2010
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Metropolis facade. Best vantage point will be from Kingsway surface lot

About Metropolis at Metrotown
With 450 stores, SkyTrain access and free parking, more than 25 million shoppers are attracted annually to Metropolis at Metrotown. Major stores include The Bay, Chapters, Coast Mountain Sports, Famous Players SilverCity, Home Outfitters, Old Navy, Real Canadian Superstore, Sears, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, Toys "R" Us, Urban Behavior, Winners HomeSense, Zara, Zellers and XXI. For more information, visit http://www.metropolisatmetrotown.com.

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