Annual Earth Hour event being celebrated at schools in Milton, Oakville, Burlington
Earth Hour, an international event focusing on issues facing our planet, is scheduled for tomorrow (Mar. 25) from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.
Halton District School Board is showing its support for the annual event by encouraging students to spend at least 60 minutes today doing something positive leading into Earth Hour.
The event started in Australia in 2007, at 8:30 p.m. on the last Saturday of March. Since then, people across the world unite, taking action on, and raising awareness of, the issues facing our planet.
Earth Hour draws attention to biodiversity loss, climate change and the need for cooperation to secure a bright tomorrow for all people and the environment.
Among the activities in Halton schools are:
- Learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including affordable and clean energy; clean water and sanitation; and climate action
- Exploring the connection between climate and social justice
- Exploring water issues, using the UN Conference on Water as a starting point
- Commit to taking action on ensuring clean water access and water conservation
- Planning campaigns around sustainable transportation, energy use and litter clean-ups leading into April and Earth Day
Participation in Earth Hour supports the Board’s continued commitment to environmental leadership and taking action for a sustainable world, one of the five areas of focus in the Board’s multi-year plan.