On Saturday, March 31 at 8:30pm, ACAP Cape Breton encourages you to join hundreds of millions of people around the world in turning off your lights for one hour to demand action on climate change. 2012 launches the “I Will If You Will” campaign to encourage sustainable action beyond the hour.
This annual event started in 2007 in Australia and has grown to include a record 147 countries and territories. This year, Earth Hour asks people to go beyond the hour, and use Earth Hour to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of our planet.
“We will be turning off our outside lights at the Centre for Sustainable Communities this Saturday night for Earth Hour,” says Hannah MacDonald, Education Manager at ACAP Cape Breton. “There are many local actions Cape Bretoners can take for the I Will if You Will challenge. ACAP CB staff are always available to provide information to residents on how to extend their efforts beyond the hour in areas like home energy savings, active transportation and water conservation.”
Earth Hour is a global initiative in partnership with WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 31st, 2011 at 8:30pm to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. The event began in Sydney in 2007, through a partnership between WWF Australia, Leo Burnett and Fairfax Media, when 2 million people in one city switched off their lights. In 2011, Earth Hour had created history as the largest voluntary action ever witnessed with participation across 128 countries and territories and every continent. In 2011, it also marked the start of something new – going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action on climate change.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization. Located at 582 George Street in Sydney, this dynamic group integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.