This year’s One Hour, No Power Campus Challenge pits MacEwan University against the University of Alberta to see which post-secondary institution can collect the most pledges by Saturday. In the four years since the two universities have been powering down for Earth Hour, neither institution has yet ranked first in the province-wide challenge. MacEwan University’s highest ranking was third place in 2011.
Those who pledge to participate on behalf of MacEwan University — by completing a brief survey — will power down their lights and electronics for one hour (8:30 to 9:30 p.m.) on Saturday, March 29. All students, staff and faculty are invited to participate. Earth Hour is global movement that shows support for taking action against climate change.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.