Tomorrow, Saturday March 29th at 8:30pm local time, millions of people across the world will be switching off lights for 60 minutes as part of “Earth Hour“.

Earth Hour is an annual global event, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to our planet through a reduction in energy consumption.

We are once again very happy to be supporting this effort!

As you can imagine, running a global web-based business like MIDAS consumes a fair amount of energy to keep our infrastructure and administration up and running.

But at the same time, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously! That’s why we’ve already invested in servers with lower power consumption (some of our administrative servers draw as little as 18w of power!), and by replacing traditional mechanical hard drives with newer, more energy efficient Solid State Drives (SSDs)

We’d like to encourage other web & cloud based businesses like ours to do the same, and that’s why at 8.30pm tomorrow, we’re once again joining in with “Earth Hour” and will be switching off non-essential systems – not just lights – for 1 hour.

Note: This will not affect access to our website, or prevent our “hosted” customers from accessing their MIDAS scheduling systems during this period, but our non-essential administrative systems will be shut down for 60 mins, which may lead to a slight delay in responses to emails, etc.

So go on, make a difference and support Earth Hour at 8.30pm wherever you are in the world tomorrow!