NAIT is proud to take part in Earth Hour 2017 on March 25, an annual global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness for energy conservation, climate change and environmental sustainability. There are two ways to participate in Earth Hour at NAIT - The Earth Hour Race and Earth Hour Campus Challenge (power off).
Earth Hour Race
Take part in the Earth Hour Race to promote awareness of environmental sustainability. From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., teams of 2 will race between the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and NAIT to compete in eco-challenges.
Teams can only use sustainable modes of transportation to travel between the post-secondary institutions. At NAIT, teams will be able to learn about energy conservation and alternative energy technologies by completing challenges prepared by NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program at the Centre for Applied Technology. Eco-challenges include:
- Constructing and powering a mini wind turbine
- Wiring a fuel cell to power a motor and light
- Lifting enough weights to generate the energy required to charge a cell phone by 25%
- Racing a mini solar car by using a flashlight
- Naming and identifying different renewable technologies
Each challenge will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Join the race on March 25. For contest rules or to register your team, visit the Earth Hour Race sign-up page. Registration closes on March 20.
Earth Hour Campus Challenge: One Hour, No Power
Take the Earth Hour Campus Challenge, a contest that invites post-secondary staff and students to power off for one hour between 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Earth Hour. Taking action can be as easy as turning off the lights and non-essential electronics and is a simple way to participate in the global Earth Hour movement. Take the pledge to enter the contest.
In 2016, over 2,333 students and staff from 14 Alberta post-secondary institutions took the pledge to power off.
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is a global initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund to unite people to protect the planet. Earth Hour is a non-profit and volunteer-run organization. Each year, participants take part in environmental initiatives around the world to raise awareness for climate change and environmental sustainability.