Earth Hour on the 28th

Science/Education(continued)

Earth Hour will be observed on March 28 with at least 2 different groups involved.

The first group to contact the Saugeen Times was the Planeteers, the local high school group. 

Planeteers:

  1. Article in the Saugeen Times
  2. Event on March 28th at Independent in Port Elgin.  See the Event Planner & their poster

The Emerald Sanctuary

March 28th: 8:00 p.m. The Emerald Sanctuary, 643 Mill St., Port Elgin Refreshments and entertainment during lights out at 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Visit new SSC offices from 9:35-10:00 p.m.

See Event Planner

The Presbyterian Church's Message

Earth Hour- Saturday March 28, 2009

Life is worth more than oil! 

For the second consecutive year, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church invites our friends and neighbours to turn off your lights to observe Earth Hour.  On Saturday March 28, at 8:30 pm local time, people everywhere will be turning out their lights as a message to our governments that we need immediate action on global climate change and an end to oil related conflicts. The connections between oil and conflict are seen around the world. In 2007, almost half of Canada’s oil imports came from conflict-zone countries and countries with governments engaged in human rights violations, such as Algeria, Angola, Iraq, Nigeria, Indonesia, Colombia, and Ecuador. So, this year, when you shut off the lights we encourage you to reflect on your use of fossil fuels and their connection not just to climate change, but also to human rights abuses and conflict.

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During Earth Hour we would ask you to consider what are you going to do when the lights come back on? Earth Hour is a symbolic action but it’s very important, when we flick the lights back on at 9:30, that we commit to truly reducing our carbon footprints – as individuals, as a congregation, as communities, and as a nation. Think of ways in which you can commit to a more energy-efficient lifestyle, and how you can encourage our elected officials to help us do that as a country.  Consider joining a KAIROS Carbon Sabbath Initiative (CSI) group - contact Ecological Justice Program Coordinator Dorothy McDougall : 1-877-403-8933 x222 or dmcdougall@kairoscanada.org. for more information. 

So this year, please turn off your lights and encourage your neighbours to so the same!


Sign up now

Last year, millions of Canadians turned off their lights for Earth Hour in support of action on climate change. This year, on March 28th, we hope to make Earth Hour even bigger but we need your help.  Participate in Earth Hour and make your voice heard by signing up at www.EarthHourCanada.org where you could win a trip to the Polar Bear Capital of the World! This Saturday on March 28th at 8:30pm, turn off your lights for one hour and see the firsthand effects of climate change.


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