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March 23, 2024

Statement From Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt on Earth Hour 2024

I encourage all Manitobans to take part in Earth Hour this evening to help raise awareness about our collective need to take action on climate change. 

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a symbolic lights-out event to advocate for actions to address climate change and energy-saving initiatives. It is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements, with millions of people worldwide participating in a show of solidarity by turning off their lights for an hour. 

This year, Earth Hour falls on March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Manitobans are encouraged to switch off their lights for the hour. 

By taking this one small step and turning off the lights for just 60 minutes, it is a powerful symbol of what we can accomplish when we all work together. 

As a show of support, the Manitoba government will participate by turning off non-essential lights at the Legislative Building. 

In addition, this campaign has expanded and people are encouraged to “give an hour for the Earth” by spending time doing something positive for the planet. 

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