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Vote early, vote often for the Earth Hour Cities Challenge People’s Choice Contest!

66 cities from 6 participating pilot countries accepted WWF’s challenge and submitted their plans for low carbon development and strategies for dramatically increasing renewable energy use. Now 17 finalists have been selected:

Canada: Vancouver, Colwood, Surrey

India: Delhi, Coimbatore, Cochin

Italy: Forli, Siena   Norway: Oslo, Stavanger, Arendal

Sweden: Malmö, Stockholm, Uppsala

USA: Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco.

An expert jury will select a national winner for each country, as well as a  global winner.

Earth Hour City Challenge

Please Vote for the People’s Choice Award!

Three Ways to Vote   

Vote for the finalist that you think has made the most impressive effort to create a  low carbon city. There are three ways to vote, and you’re encouraged to use all three methods.

Voting methods

1. Clicking the “Vote” button on the city profile pages on http://www.ehcitychallenge.org/peopleschoice

(Once per city)

2. Submitting a photo of your fave city and Hashtagging it on Instagram (eg #peopleschoiceVAN) –

(Unlimited voting)

3. Submitting a suggestion about how a city can become even better and more sustainable

(Unlimited voting)

So please vote early, vote often- send in those sustainable city suggestions and photos – as many as you want!  There is no limit to the number of cities a person can vote for. People can vote for any city regardless of where in the world they reside.

The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the city which succeeds in gaining the greatest number of votes through these three methods. Online voting runs from February 15 – March 15, 2013. The People’s Choice Award will be presented on March 19, at the Earth Hour City Challenge Conference and Award Ceremony in Malmö, Sweden.