TCS community participates in international Earth Hour

Members of the Trinity College School community turned off the lights to shine a spotlight on our planet during the international Earth Hour, held the evening of Saturday, March 27th.

Trinity Environmental Action Club (TEAC) invited everyone to turns their lights off for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. local time, wherever they were in the world. TEAC leaders Karina Lee and Jade Barnard noted, “Earth Hour is an annual environmental initiative to help shine light on climate change and the threat to biodiversity.” They encouraged people to take part in activities suggested by the Earth Hour organization, and send in photos with #EarthHouratTCS. Photos showed TCS students, staff and families playing board games, doing homework, playing outdoors and in the Arnold Massey ’55 Athletic Centre, watching movies and more, all with the lights out and in some cases by candlelight. Senior School house green reps promoted and ran events with their houses, with actions counting towards the Green Cup Challenge.

Earth Hour currently takes place in more than 180 countries worldwide, making it one of the most significant international movements advocating for measures to address climate change and other threats to the environment. In addition to the Earth Hour event, which began in 2007, the Earth Hour organization works throughout the year to educate and advocate on behalf of the planet.

Learn more about Earth Hour and how you can be a voice for the environment at www.earthhour.org.