Part of Sustainability Month @ OCAD U
Earth Hour originated as an event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, as businesses and households turned off their lights for one hour to send a powerful national and global message that it is possible to take action on global warming.
OCAD University will power down on Saturday, March 29 for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. as part of Earth Hour. OCAD U will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday March 28 with the exception of the Sharp Centre for Design, 100 McCaul, 60 McCaul, and the Graduate Gallery at 205 Richmond closing at 7:30pm. The campus will re-open at noon on Sunday, March 29.
OCAD U is proud to participate, and will do so by turning off all lights and powering down all non-essential equipment in order to make the most impact in reducing energy consumption. We strongly encourage everyone to turn off all computers, monitors and other related devices (if you don’t already do so) before you leave the office on Friday, March 27.
Earth Hour is an event everyone can participate in — at home, at work, at school — anywhere. Simply turn out the lights on Saturday, March 28 for an hour or more starting at 8:30 p.m.
This event is part of a month-long series of sustainability events at OCAD University called sMarch.