Earth Hour a World-Wide Success
April 3, 2012, 9:05 AM EST
On Saturday, March 31, 2012 between 8:30- 9:30 p.m. people across Canada in 511 cities joined millions around the world in participating in Earth Hour. Now in its fifth year, Earth Hour has continued to grow, spreading to more than 150 countries in approximately 6,525 cities, towns and municipalities - showing once again that citizens around the world believe that together, we can inspire action on climate change.
Earth Hour is more than just switching off lights for one hour once a year. It is meant to raise awareness about climate change issues, which continue to worsen.
At the CAW's Family Education Centre (FEC) in Port Elgin, Ontario, guests and staff joined the leadership of CAW Local 2458 to recognize Earth Hour and to cheer our very own FEC Clean Energy Wind Turbine.
The CAW Wind Turbine is a symbol of the union putting its principles of environmental protection and sustainability into practice. The union's progressive approach to generating clean energy along with the many other environmental initiatives our members participate in every year is helping to create a better future for generations to come.
Submitted by Ken Bondy, Health, Safety and Environment National Co-ordinator.