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Earth Hour

March 25, 2017
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
world wide, 8:30 - 9:30PM local time, BC (Map)

** To PSAC Locals and Activists, forwarding on behalf of the PSAC BC Environment Committee ***

On Saturday 25 March 2017 at 8:30PM PSAC BC will join millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights for one hour as part of Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. By taking part in this global event, PSAC BC will be acknowledging its commitment to operational actions to change climate change.

I am proud to work with a union that is showing leadership in solutions to our environmental challenges and also be taking part in Earth Hour 2017. I would like to invite you to join me and other members of the PSAC in what promises to be an inspiring global celebration of our collective commitment to the planet. In the lead up to Earth Hour 2017, I plan to take a close look at ways I can waste less and reduce my ecological footprint – both at home and in the workplace – and will share my stories with my community.

I also encourage you to look at supporting Earth Hour projects around the world, with your dollar or voice, at www.earthhour.org. Earth Hour began as a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people from more than 7,000 cities and towns in 178 countries and territories across every continent switching off their lights and joining the movement to take concrete climate action.

I’m excited about Earth Hour 2017, both as a member of the PSAC and as an individual. I hope you will join me and other union members in this important global initiative and encourage your family and friends to switch off their lights and make a commitment to actions that benefit the planet. Looking beyond Earth Hour, here are some other simple things we can do help reduce our energy usage:

  • Install energy saving lights bulbs and devices, such as timers on lighting
  • Minimize printing and photocopying
  • Turn off printers, computers, monitors, microwaves and coffee machines at the end of the day and when unused for long periods
  • Provide for and use recycling facilities both at home and in the workplace
  • More ideas at www.earthhour.org

The Earth Hour “Lights Out” event is a moment to bring voices together, celebrate our achievements and be inspired to do more. 

In Solidarity,

Terri Lee

Chair, PSAC BC Regional Council Environment Committee