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Support ‘One Hour, No Power’ contest — and help our university win!

UToday HomeMarch 11, 2013

earthhourThe “One Hour, No Power: Campus Challenge” coincides with Global Earth Hour.

What will you be doing on Saturday, March 23, between 8:30 and 9:30 in the evening?

Around the world, millions of participants will use no power during that hour, to mark global Earth Hour and send a powerful message for taking action on climate change.

The zero-power event has extra significance for the University of Calgary, which is participating in a cross-campus Alberta contest called the “One Hour, No Power: Campus Challenge.” This challenge is a simple way for Alberta post-secondary students and staff to participate in the global Earth Hour movement.

All students and staff are invited to take a short pledge to participate in Earth Hour 2013. Everyone who commits to participating in Earth Hour will be entered to win a prize. Eco-prizes range from Green Calgary kitchen composters to Light My Fire sporks.

Taking action on climate change can be as simple as turning off a light switch – and that’s exactly what will be happening worldwide. Every year the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour sees hundreds of millions of participants, across more than one hundred countries, power down for one hour. For more information on this global movement see

The online competition between Alberta campuses began Friday, March 8 including: Bow Valley College, Concordia University College, Grande Prairie Regional College, King's University College, MacEwan University, Medicine Hat College, Mount Royal University, NorQuest College, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Red Deer College, University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

Take 5 minutes and pledge here.


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