Celebrate Earth Hour 2012
One Hour. No power. Every March, Lethbridge College joins hundreds of millions of people world-wide in celebrating Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is a global movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund. Held on the last Saturday of March annually, the event asks households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and appliances for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the impacts it has on our planet.
Since its origin in 2006, Earth Hour has grown from a local event in Sydney, Australia to a global undertaking by an estimated 1.8 billion people and 135 countries and territories*. The event is about more than just switching off lights for one hour each year; it focuses on the small actions that individuals can take to reduce their energy consumption and reduce their environmental footprint. Minor changes in lifestyle choices, such as turning off your lights, can have a great impact on your individual energy consumption. It also gives individuals a voice and a chance to work together to create a better future for our planet.
Earth Hour 2012 is taking place on Saturday March 31 from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. Are you interested in getting involved?
Calling all students, staff and faculty! Participate in the One Hour, No Power: Campus Challenge.
This year, ten post-secondary institutions from across Alberta have joined forces to take part in this friendly competition. The school with the most pledges to power down for Earth Hour, per capita, will walk away the winner. In addition to campus pride, there are also prizes to be won for those who participate.