Earth hour occurs on March 26th at 8:30 p.m. this year. Why do we do it? Basically because our future depends on it!
Here is a quick blurb from the Earth Hour website:
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30PM (local time). It will continue to be a call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. A call to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the global journey to a sustainable future.
We need to create the best possible future for Canadians and for the planet, let's stop wasting energy, and generate what we need from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar. Canada can be a world leader in clean energy. But the longer we wait, the more it will cost - both in dollars and environmental impact.
Our school will be participating in Earth Hour on Friday, March 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are going to try to do our part - will you?
Show your support and switch off your lights on March 26th!