Earth Hour

Every year in spring, it’s time to turn off the lights for Earth Hour.

In 2007, Sydney, Austalia started a movement to help change with a simple task of having people participate in a challenge to turn their lights off for an hour. The following year, Toronto joined in – and before long, the rest of the world.

earthhourIt’s not hard to do – just turn out the lights.

Why? Here’s what they say on their website:

“Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for you to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s been the source of inspiration for millions of people taking steps towards a cleaner, safer future. It’s not just about saving energy for one hour, it’s about going Beyond the Hour with lasting, behaviour-changing actions for a sustainable planet. “

If you would like to get your children involved, here are a few ways:

Visit the Earth Hour website. Not only is there a huge collection of material and information there, but they also have some fun interactive games to try out. There are videos and other media presentations to help both you, and our children, understand about the importance of creating as sustainable planet.

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Activity Ideas

Let’s participate in making this world better for our children, our children’s children, and the generations to follow by doing even this small thing today, and instilling the importance in our own families.

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