NewsCon Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 24, 2009
CON EDISON JOINS EARTH HOUR MOVEMENT
Encourages its Customers to Participate
NEW YORK – Con Edison is joining forces with the World Wildlife Fund, a global, multinational conservation organization, to encourage New Yorkers to turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 28, to send a powerful message about conservation and to raise awareness about climate change.
Con Edison is taking part in the global “Earth Hour” initiative and will power down the clock tower lights on its landmark headquarters building at 4 Irving Place during the event.
“All of us can do our part to help save the environment,” said Rebecca Craft, director of Energy Efficiency Programs at Con Edison. “For this special hour, we are asking our customers to join us and other notable New York institutions to promote actions for a cleaner planet.”
Among other suggestions, The World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlife.org) encourages individuals participating in “Earth Hour” to:
The organization has assembled an impressive roster of renowned structures throughout the world that will also join the effort to reduce climate change, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sears Tower in Chicago, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $33 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.conEd.com.
About World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour
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