Halton District School Board supporting Earth Hour 2021
Published March 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Halton District School Board (HDSB) is encouraging students and staff to turn off lights at school on Friday, Mar. 26, in support of Earth Hour 2021.
On Saturday, Mar. 27, from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m., the HDSB will join millions of people around the world who are expected to turn lights off to recognize and support the importance of protecting the environment.
The initiative started in 2007 as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Australia and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour has grown to become the largest grassroots movement for the environment in the world since then.
On Mar. 26, schools in the HDSB will engage 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 and evaluating where and how electricity is used and the importance of turning off and unplugging as many electronic devices as possible.
Participating in Earth Hour supports the Board’s commitment to environmental leadership and is one of the five pillars in the HDSB’s 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan.Insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies