On Saturday 31 March 2012 at 8:30pm, SIDE Primary School will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights for one hour – Earth Hour, the world’s largest public action for the environment. By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event we will be acknowledging our commitment to actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.
We would like to invite you to join us in what promises to be an amazing and inspiring global celebration of our collective commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative – in Sydney, Australia – in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people from more than 5,000 cities and towns in 135 countries/territories across every continent switching off their lights for Earth Hour, creating history as the world’s greatest ever environmental action.
Some of the world’s most famous man-made marvels and natural wonders, including China’s Forbidden City, Eiffel Tower, Table Mountain, Great Pyramids of Egypt, Buckingham Palace, Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, Niagara and Victoria Falls, Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House and many more global icons stood in darkness as a powerful symbol of landmark environmental action.
Earth Hour 2012 will be even bigger. It is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every government throughout the world. It is a call to take responsibility for our environmental impact and join a growing international community who are committed to leading global environmental change.
We would like to encourage everyone to participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights and other sources of power during the event and after too (60+). Share the moment with family and friends and consider how you can reduce your ecological footprint with a commitment to an action that benefits the planet beyond the hour.