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Sharks and HP Pavilion to Participate in 'Earth Hour'

Saturday, 03.31.2012 / 1:37 PM / News
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Sharks and HP Pavilion to Participate in \'Earth Hour\'


SAN JOSE, California —
Tonight, in recognition of World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual public action for the environment, the San Jose Sharks and HP Pavilion will observe Earth Hour.

From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., as part of the NHL’s league wide energy savings initiative, HP Pavilion will turn off non-essential lighting on the facility’s roof façade, in the Comerica Bank Club level and on HP Pavilion’s main concourse.

It is estimated that through these energy saving measures, HP Pavilion will reduce its usage by an estimated nearly 80,000 watts (79,986) during this one-hour period.

All 30 NHL arenas will join hundreds of millions of homes and businesses worldwide tonight by 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 thirty 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.

"For the NHL, the success of this event is about more than turning the lights off for one hour. It is about changing the way our sport approaches energy consumption,” said Bernadette Mansur, SVP of NHL Green. "Our facilities are challenging themselves to operate more efficiently, and we are encouraging our employees to observe Earth Hour at home and reduce their energy consumption throughout the day."

In 2010, the National Hockey League formalized a commitment to protecting the environment by launching NHL Green, a program which has developed measurement tools and sustainability initiatives to help reduce the energy, water and waste associated with facility operations and the game. In 2011, the League was presented with Beyond Sports’ 2011 Sport for Environment award.

NHL Green encourages all fans to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 31st and commit to making small adjustments that reduce their impact on the natural environment.
"When it comes to winning the fight against climate change, it’s clear that we all need to work together,” says WWF-Canada Freshwater Ambassador Scott Niedermayer, who captured four Stanley Cups in 18 NHL seasons. “By joining Team Earth Hour, we can work together for a sustainable future."

About Earth Hour: Started in Australia in 2007, by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest global climate change action. Earth Hour supporters turn off non-essential lighting for one hour to send a symbolic message - that now is the time to take action on climate change. More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011, including global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Coliseum and Empire State Building.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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