Join Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, at 8:30 p.m. (local time), when people from more than 160 nations turn off their lights as part of a global, rolling blackout. This event, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, urges individuals, businesses, and governments to power down for one hour as a demonstration of their commitment to protecting the planet. Organizers also use the event as a means of crowdsourcing funds for environmental campaigns worldwide.
Students being introduced to the concept of energy conservation and environmental citizenship through Earth Hour may want to learn more about global climate change. This collection of resources can get them started. They can learn about energy shortages, how sewage can be used to create electricity, and what compromises are necessary for powering a city. Then point them toward some practical next steps.