Earth Hour activities planned in Sackville
The outreach committees of Sackville United and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Churches are looking forward to hosting Earth Hour, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 31.
Earth Hour, which is organized by the World Wildlife Fund, had its birth in Sydney, Australia, when in 2007, 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
It showed that everyone, no matter one’s age or occupation, has the power to change the world we live in.
In 2008, there was an appetite to expand the movement beyond Australia’s borders, and it wasn’t long before 35 countries and almost 400 towns and cities joined in.
With the invitation to ‘ switch off ’ extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly became an annual global event.
Earth Hour has done a lot to raise awareness about climate change issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year.
It’s about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for the planet.
It has ushered in a new era with participants going beyond the hour to commit to lasting action.
Anyone interested in being a part of Earth Hour is invited to Sackville United Church on March 31 at 7:30 pm.
For the first hour, people will be treated to a wide selection of refreshments, games and other activities.
Then at 8:30, lights go out and the fun continues in candlelight.
The event’s organizers welcome all ages and encourage attendees to bring along their favourite board game to share with others.
For further information, call 536-3749.