IKEA Canada cuts energy use

Burlington, Ontario As part of an ongoing commitment to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases associated with the use of electricity and energy in its business, IKEA Canada announced that, by the end of April 2009, it will have reduced energy consumption in its stores by 25% through implementing new practices and technologies.

To mark its accomplishment, all IKEA stores in Canada will participate in World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour, a global event created to mobilize people around the world to turn their lights off for one hour at 8:30p.m. on Saturday, March 28, to show support for action on climate change.

"IKEA believes that climate change is a major threat to both the environment and people, and CO2 emissions need to be reduced rapidly to prevent real dramatic effects on our climate system,” said Kerri Molinaro, president, IKEA Canada.