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
Robert Munsch P.S has been working on environmentally-oriented initiatives over the past year, pursuing certification through Ontario EcoSchools. The certification process involves a demonstration of the school’s environmental stewardship across a number of areas including teamwork and leadership, energy conservation, waste minimization, school grounds greening, and curriculum.
We are very proud to share with our community that we have achieved silver certification.
We wish to thank each and every staff member, student and parent that contributed to these efforts, and we look forward to continuing this work together in the coming year, promoting environmental responsibility amongst our students and an appreciation for caring for our planet.
We appreciate our Eco Team for their work on the following update:
Eco Team Report
By Elisabeth B. & Victoria C.
Our ECO team focus in December is reduce our footprint.
At school, we are doing LOL = Lights out Lunches.
Some ways you can reduce your footprints at home are:
- Walk or bike to school
- Don’t buy things you don’t need
- Only run the dishwasher when it’s full
- Take shorter showers
- Use cold water when you wash your clothes
- Turn off lights when you leave a room or the house
- Try to recycle everything you can
- Empty cans and juice boxes so they can go in the recycling
- Make no garbage