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Earth Hour: we’ll be turning off lights for one hour on Friday, March 28, 2014

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Our schools and offices will turn off lights for one hour on Friday, March 28, 2014 in recognition of Earth Hour. Around the world, Earth Hour will be recognized on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Our schools and offices will participate in Earth Hour on Friday, March 28, 2014, one day early, by turning off non-emergency lights for one hour.

Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

Participating in Earth Hour is one way to demonstrate our environmental commitment.

Internationally, Earth Hour will be celebrated Saturday, March 29, 2014. It is expected that millions of people around the world will switch lights off.

At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, our students and employees are committed to modelling Growing with Character and promoting healthy schools and workplaces, through responsible environmental stewardship of employees, students and community partners.

Environmental curriculum resources can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education website at: http://www.ontario.ca/enviro-ed

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 10:22 am