March 24, 2017

Earth Hour

On Friday afternoon, we celebrated Earth Hour at Jackman.  It started with an Earth Hour Parade.   Hundreds of Jackman kids marched around the neighbourhood with Earth Hour posters and chants. It was fun.  It was noisy.  It was effective.   

Earth Hour continued inside our school, as we turned off our school and classroom lights (and other electronics) from 2 - 3 pm.   Some classes took the challenge to go powerless all afternoon. 

Our goal - to encourage families and others in our community to participate in Earth Hour on Saturday night (8:30 - 9:00).  People all around the world will be joining Jackman families as they power down for an hour on Saturday night.   It is an important reminder about conserving energy.   Wlll your family participate in Saturday's Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is just one hour.  What about the other 8759 hours in the year?   (Note:  We did the math...  365 days x 24hours = 8760 hours).  Does one hour really make a difference?  We say, YES!   Earth Hour, while just being one hour, encourages everyone to think and talk about energy conservation.   It's a friendly reminder to make a change.   To take some action.  To re-commit to turning off lights and other electronics as much as possible. 

Here are some pics from Jackman's Earth Hour Parade...