Earth Hour Campus Challenge
This year, a record number of people went one hour without power. Thirteen post-secondary institutions across Campus Alberta took part in this friendly competition. Each school encouraged their campus population to pledge to participate in Earth Hour—whichever got the best participation, per capita, won.
UAlberta succeeded in getting 1,310 students, staff and faculty members to pledge participation, surpassing the number of commitments from last year by 10 per cent.
Across Alberta, 3,528 pledges were made. Lacombe’s Canadian University College (Burman University) took the top spot with 27.8 per cent of their population committing. Congratulations!
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global movement organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Each year in late March, households and businesses turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour.
Earth Hour focuses on small actions individuals can take to reduce their energy consumption and environmental footprint.
Simple changes in lifestyle choices can make a big difference. Earth Hour gives people the chance to work together to tackle climate change.