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Earth Hour

Earth Hour

What is Earth Hour?

Earth Hour, is a world-wide celebration where millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour to tackle the dual challenges facing the planet – climate change and loss of nature. Earth Hour started off as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. It has grown to engage 192 countries and territories to raise awareness for energy consumption and effects on the environment. By turning off non-essential electricity, participants join a global movement to raise awareness and take action for a healthy planet. For more information, please visit Earth Hour Reports.

2022 Results!

Shout out to F.H. Miller JPS & Riverdale CI for the top spots!

Overall, the top 25 Elementary and High Schools did a great job to reduce their electricity use! Thanks to everyone who participated in Earth Hour 2022, and we hope you continue throughout the year to reduce energy consumption.

Schools and their Earth Hour electricity reduction
# Elementary % Saved Secondary % Saved
1 F.H. MILLER JPS 63% RIVERDALE CI 28%
2 DUNDAS JPS 61% JOHN BUCHAN SPS /
STEPHEN LEACOCK CI
21%
3 JACKMAN AVENUE JR PS 60% VICTORIA PARK SS 20%
4 CLIFFSIDE PS 55% DANFORTH CI 20%
5 L.M. MONTGOMERY JSPS 52% EARL HAIG SS 16%
6 HARRISON PS 50% HUMBERSIDE CI 13%
7 MONTROSE JR PS 49% ALBERT CAMPBELL CI 12%
8 DAVID HORNELL JS 48% LAWRENCE PARK CI 11%
9 JOSEPH BRANT SR PS 48% WOBURN CI 10%
10 NORMAN INGRAM PS 48% MALVERN CI 9%
11 GEORGE R GAULD JS 48% SIR OLIVER MOWAT CI 8%
12 INGLEWOOD HEIGHTS JR PS 47% GEORGES VANIER SS /
WOODBINE JHS
8%
13 SUMMIT HEIGHTS PS 46% WEST HILL CI 7%
14 PARKDALE JR and SR PS 46% MARTINGROVE CI 7%
15 LORD ROBERTS JR PS 45% NORTH ALBION CI 6%
16 BEVERLEY HEIGHTS MS 43% OAKWOOD CI 5%
17 WEST GLEN JS 39% DON MILLS CI and MS 5%
18 WESTWAY JS 39% EAST YORK ALTERNATIVE SS 5%
19 WHITNEY PS 39% LAMOREAUX CI 4%
20 WOBURN JR PS 38% DOWNSVIEW SS 4%
21 MILNE VALLEY MS 37% WESTERN TECHNICAL SCHOOL 3%
22 LANOR JMS 37% CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL 3%
23 NORTHLEA E and MS 35% WEXFORD COLLEGIATE
SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
2%
24 HUMBER VALLEY VILLAGE JMS 34% AGINCOURT CI 2%
25 WEST HUMBER JUNIOR MS 34% CENTRAL ETOBICOKE HS 2%

How to take part?

During Earth Hour, TDSB schools and offices are asked to go as electricity-free as possible for ONE HOUR on March 25th at 2pm. Wherever possible, our schools and offices will turn off all interior lighting except necessary emergency lights, any non-essential electronics and powerbars.

In 2011, the TDSB experienced its highest reduction in energy usage (29.9%.) at schools and offices. This year energy reduction will be tracked at each TDSB school, with the top 25 Elementary and Secondary schools getting a shout out! Let’s make this year our biggest energy reduction ever!

Educators and Students:

Earth Hour presents a great opportunity to raise awareness about environmental issues and 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. The TDSB Earth Hour poster/checklist can serve as an organizing tool for classroom or school-wide endeavours:

Community:

This Earth Hour on March 26th, millions around the world will be turning off the lights and speaking up why nature matters. Families and community members can participate from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Consider registering your actions or event at the Global Earth Hour website.

Connect with us

Share your #TDSBEarthHour actions with @EcoSchoolsTDSB. 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.

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