“Together we can find the energy to turn the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour.”
Earth Hour – last Saturday in March
Each year the Sustainable Schools program celebrates Earth Hour (last Saturday in March) and Earth Day (April 22) in the schools with educational celebrations. School classes have celebrated by turning off classroom lights for one hour, decorating luminaries and taking a pledge to go further in the students’ personal environmental efforts.
In conjunction with Earth Hour 2013, YVSC hosted its first Youth Green Team Summit, which brought together teams from four schools, covering 6 key topics facilitated by local environmental experts. The primary goal for this event is to encourage students to come up with their own environmental projects, causes and/or events to work on during the spring semester.
“The world is using the equivalent of one and a half planets to support life on Earth.”
Earth Day – always April 22
Because Earth Day always falls during Steamboat’s Spring Break week, Sustainable Schools facilitates a Zero Waste Lunch day on the Friday before Spring Break in honor of Earth Day. Students are encouraged to take their own Earth Day practices home and on the road during their Spring Break travels, and Eco Clubs are encouraged to host their own sustainability-focused days, projects, and other events during the weeks surrounding this global event.