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Rainbow Board encourages families to participate in Earth Hour on March 27th

Staff and students in Rainbow Schools are encouraged to “Switch for Nature” to mark Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm. Citizens worldwide will turn off their lights for one hour, demonstrating global support for action on climate change.

Earth Hour, a project of the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), was pioneered in 2007 by WWF-Australia. Today, Earth Hour is one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment. Rainbow District School Board has participated in Earth Hour since 2008.

“Sustainability continues to be a priority in Rainbow Schools,” says Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “Students are increasingly aware that the actions we take today will affect the planet they inherit tomorrow.”

Rainbow District School Board will turn off all non-essential interior and exterior lights in its schools and at the Centre for Education.

“We encourage staff and students to get their families involved,” says Director Blaseg. “Small gestures such as this can make a difference. Our combined efforts will demonstrate collective action against climate change.”

To learn more, visit earthhour.org.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217