Turn the Lights Off and the Savings On!

Here's a simple way for Rye businesses to participate in a global campaign - Daylight Hour - to promote the use of daylight in lieu of electric lighting in office spaces.

Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign, organized by the Building Energy Exchange. Launched in 2014, this simple and engaging campaign asks participating offices to turn off their lights in day-lit spaces for one hour on the Friday before the summer solstice. Leading up to and during this hour, offices around the world share their involvement on social media, engaging their communities and showcasing their environmental commitment. Last year, 300 offices in more than a dozen countries participated, demonstrating that daylight can light our workspaces, save money, and reduce our environmental impact. 

The Daylight Hour is a simple campaign that enhances the office environment, encourages more sustainable practices, and connects a broad population to the tangible ways our buildings use energy. The 2016 Daylight hour in on June 17, at Noon.

The Daylight Hour is a great way to engage your community and demonstrate your environmental commitment. Small steps, like Daylight Hour, can build awareness about how our buildings use energy.

Participation is easy - it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up, and all you have to do is turn off the lights in your day-lit spaces from Noon to 1pm on June 17. The Daylight Hour provides templates for internal and external communication, as well as social media tools - so make sure to showcase your involvement on your social media channels. The Daylight Hour heavily promotes participants and gives awards in both technical and creative categories. 

Visit www.daylighthour.org for more information. 

To register, sign up here: http://www.daylighthour.org/join

When: Friday, June 17, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)