The support this part of the universe gets isn't anything to be proud of - individually we have work to do

By Pepper Parr

March 24th, 2023



Communities around the world are expected to support Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Every year, since the inaugural event in Australia in 2007, at 8:30 p.m. on the last Saturday of March, people across the world unite, taking action on and raising awareness of the issues facing our planet.

Will things get to the point where human beings as we know them will not be able to live on the earth?

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. HDSB schools are encouraged to spend at least 60 minutes on Friday, March 24 doing something positive leading into Earth Hour , including:

• Learning about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including #7 – Affordable & Clean Energy, #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation and #13 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 Halton District School Board’s continued commitment to environmental leadership and taking action for a sustainable world ⎼ one of the five areas of focus in the Halton District School Board’s 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan.

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