Friday, March 26, 2010
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Staff Photo: Jonathan Phillips. Kaitlyn Downs, right, Logan Gillette and Nathan Rafai make pine cone bird feeders with light coming from just the classroom windows during a celebration of Earth Hour on Friday. The lights were turned out at the Goddard School in Dacula as part of Earth Hour, an international event where businesses and individuals are encouraged to turn off nonessential lighting for one hour.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Businesses and households all over the world will turn off the lights for one hour today in an effort to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
Earth Hour, a global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund, will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. During this time, participants are asked to turn off their nonessential lights and electrical appliances.
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development used Earth Hour as a way to teach preschoolers about conservation. School locations throughout the nation turned off their lights for an hour Friday.
"At this age, they absorb so much," said Damon Young, the owner of the Goddard School's Dacula location. "This is the age to get them. ... It forms really good habits for them long term."
For more information about Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org.