Earth Day - Saturday

News 100 greenBy Staff

March 24th, 2021



The Halton District School Board announced today that they will be joining communities around the world in support of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Millions of people across the globe are expected to turn off lights to recognize the importance of nature and protecting the environment.

Earth Day artThe initiative started as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

Schools in the Halton District School Board will set an example for their communities and lead into Earth Hour on Friday, March 26 by engaging in a series of learning activities including:

• Discussing the loss of nature and the importance of nature
• Understanding biodiversity and its importance
• Exploring the role of nature as an ally in the fight against the climate crisis
• Evaluating where and how electricity is used, and the importance of turning off and unplugging as many electronic devices as possible


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