New Glasgow marks Earth Hour with school engagement and social media campaign

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NEW GLASGOW – On This Earth Hour, March 25, WWF-Canada called on people across the country to join others around the world to send a strong global message.

The 11th annual Earth Hour took place at 8:30 p.m. local time. Six continents, more than 170 countries, and 24 time zones were united as a global community, making their voices heard through individual action.

“As a municipality we take pride in supporting initiatives that strengthen environmental stewardship, locally and as part of a national and a global collective vision. We are appreciative of the opportunity of working with New Glasgow Academy and also to have community partners such as the New Glasgow Farmers Market that both play such an important role in education and generating awareness,” said Mayor Nancy Dicks.

New Glasgow Recreation hosted a planting session for grades primary to three using a variety of vegetables that will then be transferred into the natural play space and garden at New Glasgow Academy. The fall harvest will be utilized in the Panther Pantry. A short video and information on Earth Hour to help the children understand the impact of growing their own food as well as reducing energy use and how these things help the planet was presented. There was also be an Earth Hour poster contest sponsored by the town for Grade 5 students.

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