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Earth Hour originated four years ago in Sydney, Australia. It has quickly become a global environmental movement uniting people from all nations in an urgent call for action on climate change. Typically individuals participate by turning off their lights for one hour during the evening of March 26. Over 10 million Canadians representing 300 cities and towns from all provinces and territories ‘turned out the lights’ in marking Earth Hour 2010.
The days leading up to March 26th are an excellent time for students and teachers to explore climate change in the classroom and bring meaning to their participation in Earth Hour.
Climate change is altering the planet. Severe environmental, economic and social consequences are becoming more and more common as global temperatures increase.
Climate change will increasingly affect human health, species distribution and the ability of the planet to provide. How we deal with climate change is a crucial discussion that teachers and students should be actively engaged in.
R4R encourages students and teachers to participate in Earth Hour. Top R4R Picks (above) will connect you to some excellent resources to support these efforts.