Earth Hour at McGill

Published: 24 March 2011

McGill will be participating in the 5th annual Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. by turning off some lights on campus for the weekend, beginning on Friday afternoon. We invite you to do your part before going home on Friday by shutting off or unplugging office computer equipment, lights and other non-essential electrical appliances to conserve energy.

McGill students, faculty and staff are also invited to join our counterparts from Concordia on a flashlight walk up Mount Royal. Meeting point will be at 7:10 p.m. on the lower field of the McGill campus, at the goalposts close to the Roddick Gates. The group is scheduled to arrive at the main lookout on Mount Royal at approximately 8:15 p.m., an incredible opportunity to watch lights across the city being turned off and experience the impact of collective action. Snacks and hot chocolate will be served – participants are asked to bring their own reusable mugs. For information about the flashlight walk, please contact Michael Novack (michael.novack [at], co-ordinator of the World Wildlife Fund McGill student group.

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