NEW YORK -- All 30 National Hockey League clubs have pledged their commitment to World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour, the world's largest annual public action for the environment.
On Saturday, March 31st, all NHL arenas will join hundreds of millions of homes and businesses worldwide, switching-off non-essential lighting for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM local time.
While the battles on the ice intensify, the building's energy consumption will decline. All facilities have pledged to scale back the energy used in their operations during the globally-recognized hour. Twenty of the League's 30 Clubs will be in action that evening.
NHL Green is further supporting this initiative by reducing energy usage at NHL headquarters in New York City at that time.
The goal of Earth Hour is to show the world that even taking the seemingly smallest measures to conserve energy is a big step in the right direction for communities, businesses and governments across the globe.