Earth Hour this Saturday Night!

What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is an annual international lights out event happening on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. The goal is to get as many individuals and businesses as possible to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness about the solutions to climate change and demonstrate that people are ready to take personal action and that in turn, people expect more engagement on behalf of the government.

Why do it?
Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and the number one concern for Canadians. Participating in Earth Hour is a simple way to show that you want to be a part of the solution and sends a powerful message to others that together we can make a difference.

Earth Hour shows that, together, our small actions can make a big difference to help fight climate change. Last year, over 10 million Canadians turned off their lights for Earth Hour in a show of concern to the government. This demonstrates that people are taking personal action to reduce their footprint and that they expect the same level of commitment from government.

YNC members can use energy-saving Earth Hour activities toward Action Awards

How to participate?
You can simply pledge to turn off lights at 8:30 pm for 1 hour or have a little more fun with it! Who says saving the planet has to be boring?
  • Gather friends for a low light party, dinner or indoor picnic
  • How about a little indoor candle-side story telling
  • Make "Turn me OFF" light switch covers

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