Each year, on the last Saturday of March at the same time according to time zone, the lights turn off.  For one hour people all around the world do their part to make a huge difference.

This year, during our one hour black-out, Canadians are asked to take a moment to reflect on ways they can fight against climate change.  By reducing greenhouse gases like nitrous oxide and methane, this will significantly make a difference in the earth's temperature.  Have you wondered why Spring has taken so long to get here?  Why the snow still flies?  Climate change is that reason.

By turning off your lights for only one hour on Saturday, March 29, you are choosing a future where climate change is no longer a threat.  It's a simple way to show your support and be a part of the solution.

Are you ready to join Earth Hour?

If you're looking for ideas on how to participate, available resources from Salvation Army Ministry Resources can be found here and don't forget Twitter!  Each hour on Saturday, March 29th beginning from 9am until the end of Earth Hour, we will be tweeting out ideas for that specific time of the day.  Check us out on Twitter @saworldmissions.



On Monday, March 31, 2014, Patricia Eady said:

Hi Matthew,

We appreciate your support! Earth Hour is extremely important and has been embraced by The Salvation Army for many years. At Territorial Headquarters, our lights were turned off for the full hour from 8:30-9:30 on Saturday evening and we encouraged all Salvation Army buildings and Corps to turn off theirs.

It is a blessing that your daughter has knowledge in Earth Hour and really feels it's importance to conserve as much as we can.

Blessings to you!

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Matthew said:


I love that you guys are embracing earth hour.

Are you going to turn the external lights off that illuminate your building at Shuter and Jarvis in Toronto?

Not the security lights , just the ones for cosmetic purposes. Last year we were trying to explain the Earth Hour idea to our five year old and she pointed out your building still had the lights on : )

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