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TDSB Earth Hour 2019 is Friday, March 29th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

TDSB Schools and offices are asked to go as electricity-free as possible for ONE HOUR. Wherever possible, our schools and offices will turn off all interior lighting except necessary emergency lights, and minimize fan use.

Earth Hour presents a great opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues and encourage students to run campaigns focused on energy conservation and climate change. Its sharp focus allows you to undertake as little or as much awareness and action building as your school is ready for. It's a wonderfully inclusive campaign—the youngest child can take part. The TDSB Earth Hour poster/checklist can serve as an organizing tool for classroom or school-wide endeavours.

Download the TDSB Earth Hour poster/checklist:

Teachers can jump in to lead an Earth Hour Electricity Walk supported by the lesson plan and PowerPoint Presentation. For additional information visit the Global Earth Hour website

In 2011, we saw our highest reduction in energy usage (29.9%.) at schools and offices. In 2017, we came close to our best ever reduction in energy use at 28%. Can we improve upon that reduction this year? 

Earth Hour Plus: Is your school going beyond Earth Hour's 60 minutes?

Tell us if your school is already going beyond Earth Hour itself! Do students take an active role in organizing the campaign? Inspire and challenge other schools across the city. Write to jenn.vetter@tdsb.on.ca and tell us about any specific actions (e.g., a regular monthly or weekly Earth Hour) and what small changes are happening. 

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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