Students take Earth Hour message to the streetsAround 40 students from Christchurch Girls School took the Earth Hour message to the streets of the city today, as they marched from their school through Hagley Park to the Cathedral Square.
Armed with Earth Hour posters and banners they'd made, the students wanted to spread the message about climate change and get people in Christchurch to take part in Earth Hour.
Blair Hagman, geography and social studies teacher at Christchurch Girls School, said the idea came when the environment group at the school were discussing ways to make a positive difference and influence people in their city to take action on climate change. "They wanted to come up with new ways of getting more public awareness about climate change and Earth Hour," said Mr Hagman. "The idea of a march came out of that and the students really got behind the idea."
It's free to take part in Earth Hour, which is happening this Saturday at 8pm, and the message from the students at Christchurch Girls School is simple - switch off your lights for Earth Hour!