Earth Hour is an international event usually held on the last Saturday of March between 8:30-9:30pm. During this hour, people around the world turn off their lights in support of addressing climate change.
At our school, classes will be participating in Earth Hour on Friday March 24th from 1:00pm-2:00pm by powering down and turning off or unplugging all non-essential lights, computers, and other electrical devices. Through learning about Earth Hour initiatives and taking action ourselves, we can make a difference for our planet.
In addition to our school Earth Hour event, we encourage students to take this message home and as a family, participate in Earth Hour on Saturday March 25th from 8:30-9:30pm (officially, but you can participate at a time that works for your family). Some activities you could do include: stargazing, board games by candlelight, watching an eco-themed film (e.g. The Lorax, Wall-E), or make a family pledge to commit to protecting the environment.
We look forward to hearing about all the creative ways your family participates in Earth Hour. Photos are welcome and we can post them to continue momentum for Earth Day next month.
Thanks for your support in this worldwide movement to raise awareness about climate change and protect our planet!
RMPS Earth Hour Team