The Halton District School Board proudly joins communities around the world in support of Earth Hour 201 8 on Saturday, March 2 4 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. This year's theme, Uniting People to Protect the Planet, promotes the message that building a sustainable tomorrow depends on everyone's effort today.
Since 2007, Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative into a global event. The symbolic 'lights off' hour is celebrated by more than 180 countries. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is a global environmental movement. It encourages individuals and corporations to bring awareness to climate action and demonstrate how the combined actions of many can make a difference.
Schools in the Halton District School Board will set an example for their communities and lead into Earth Hour on Friday, March 23 by engaging in a series of learning activities including:
• Teaching students about the environment as well as using the environment to teach subjects such as Math, Physical Education, Social Sciences and the Arts.
• Turning off and unplugging as many electronic devices as possible during the final hour of school.
Participation in Earth Hour supports the Halton District School Board's continued commitment to implement and sustain environmental education and eco-friendly practices in schools.
For additional information, contact:
Suzanne Burwell, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663; Toll free: 1-877-618-3456