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Celebrate Earth Hour!

27 March 2019

Public Service Announcement

Celebrate Earth Hour!

The Department of Environment invites Nunavummiut to join in Earth Hour celebrations, this Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Earth Hour is an annual event held around the world to encourage individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour to spread awareness of environmental issues, climate change and energy conservation.

In the spirit of Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq, the Department of Environment encourages Nunavummiut to show their respect for the environment by turning off the lights, lighting a qulliq, enjoying a candlelight dinner, gazing at the northern lights, or share stories of the importance of maintaining a sustainable connection to the land for generations to come.

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Media Contact:

Karen Flaherty
Manager – Communications, Education and Outreach
Department of Environment