April 2, 2008
Valdosta - Georgia power says the City of Valdosta decreased their electricity usage by four percent during Earth Hour.
Mayor John Fretti says that's the equivalent of shutting off all power to 160 homes for that same amount of time.
Saturday, Fretti asked the community to shut off all non-essential power sources, lights and electronics from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.
He even did so at City Hall.
He's pleased with the results and encourages people to use these energy saving tips year round.
"We could easily consistently see a two to three percent savings, possibly even emulate that four percent. I think this day showed all of us we utilized to much," Mayor Fretti says.
He plans to participate in Earth Hour again next year and hopes with more publicity, the city may see a savings of 10 percent.
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