Earth Hour movement stimulates protection

Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet.

Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet. Toward the end of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour.

Earth Hour will be held Saturday, March 23 between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Ponoka, explained local organizer Maurice Mazurat. Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments to show leadership on environmental solutions through their actions, to use Earth Hour as a platform to showcase to the world what measures they are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Earth Hour asks everyone to take personal accountability for their impact on the planet and make behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle.

Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.

“On behalf of the Ponoka Pride Green Team, I would like to invite everyone to take part in this event this year,” Mazurat said. “In the past there has been support in the community and we hope to expand on it as well as other environmental projects, we are currently looking at. Use your light switch to vote for environmental change.

If you wish to support Earth Hour contact Maurice Mazurat, cmaz7@shaw.ca or text 1-403-783-0703.

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