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The Goddard School located in Katy Joins Earth Hour and Kicks Off Stepping Up for the Environment

Katy Texas News
Posted March 9, 2011

The Goddard will participate in World Wildlife Fund’s 2011 Earth Hour for the third year in a row. To mark this global call to action on climate change, on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour.

The Goddard School located in Katy, will join more than 370 Goddard Schools nationwide to help spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. The Goddard School located in Katy will launch an entire week of activities and lesson plans beginning March 21st leading up to a big celebration for the Stepping Up for the Environment event on March 25th at 10 a.m., a day before the global event.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our teachers and children to get creative in ’stepping up’ awareness about saving energy and the environment,” says Asli Remlinger, owner. “Joining Earth Hour enables our students to learn an important lesson and get the message out to their families and in their communities.”

Throughout the week, children and teachers will participate in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. The Goddard School located in Katy will integrate learning about the environment into art projects, science lessons and even snack time. Classes will nominate an official “Lightning Bug,” who will be responsible for always turning off the classroom lights when the children exit the room. Students will also create invitations asking parents and neighboring buildings to join them in Earth Hour.

On March 25, The Goddard School located in Katy will celebrate Earth Hour with the Stepping Up for the Environment event. The School will have various activities promoting environmental awareness and activities emphasizing the importance of reusing, reducing and recycling. Then, at 10 a.m., schools will turn off any non-essential lighting for one hour.

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