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Earth Hour Race 2017
Sat, 25 March 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
4 hours...3 campuses...2 champions...1 earth.
On March 25, teams of two will race between the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and NAIT to compete in the 3rd annual Earth Hour Race.
Grab a friend and test your mental and physical stamina as you complete activities at each institution that highlight themes related to environmental conservation, social justice, and economic sustainability.
Which route will you take?
Will you reach the finish line in time to win?
- Must complete race within four hours.
Must use sustainable forms of transportation between campuses (bicycles, longboards, public transit, by foot). Personal vehicles, taxis, Uber, and TappCar are not permitted.
Must pay the $15 team registration fee in advance of the race.
One team member must be a post-secondary student, staff, faculty, or alumni.
Must sign a liability waiver and photo release form.
12:00 p.m. - Registration opens
12:45 p.m. - Welcome and announcements
1:00 p.m. - Race begins
5:00 p.m. - Race ends, refreshment and award ceremony commences
How to win:
First and second place awarded to the two fastest teams
Team that completes the most challenges
And door prizes!
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Register to race by March 22th.
We're recruiting volunteers! Email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22 to sign up.
- 6 lifetime memberships with $25 worth of minutes from Pogo Carshare
- 4 tickets to Green Drinks: Farm to Fork
- 2 $50 gift certificates to Ernest's
- 2 summer memberships to MacEwan's Sport and Wellness Centre
- 2 loaded prize baskets from MacEwan Food Services
- $50 gift certificate to Rock Jungle
- Fleece blankets, 5-in-1 safety tools, and power bars from the City of Edmonton
- Swag and gift cards courtesy of SAMU, Kihew Watston, the University of Alberta Office of Sustainability,
- and more!
More about Earth Hour
Earth Hour is an annual global event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that encourages households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. Every year Earth Hour sees hundreds of millions of people switch off for one hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. local time across more than 170 countries (http://www.earthhour.org/).
How to spend your Earth Hour (8:30-9:30 p.m., March 25)
Look for local events and meet-ups to celebrate with other Earth Hour participants
Enjoy board games with friends and family by candlelight. Look for “carbon neutral” pure beeswax, soy, or tallow candles instead of paraffin wax.
Brainstorm energy efficiency ideas with friends and family.
Take a nap!
Enjoy a nice evening outdoors stargazing or seeing local sights
Bring some acoustic instruments to a local park and host a music jam
And finally, turn your Earth Hour into a lifestyle. Switching off unnecessary lights and appliances will save you money and reduce your consumption of dwindling resources.
There are several ways to celebrate Earth Hour. For more inspirational material see: http://www.earthhour.org/join-the-hour.