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Earth Hour Comes Early to Wayland's Goddard School

Like last year, Wayland's Goddard School made Earth Hour a week-long event of sorts.

Lights throughout the Eastern Daylight Time Zone will go dark Saturday, March 31 at 8:30 p.m.

No, it isn't the apocalypse. It's Earth Hour 2012, a global effort sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund that asks people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour in solidarity for action against climate change.

in Wayland started thinking about Earth Hour a bit early. Students and teachers there spent the week leading up to the Saturday event participating in various environmentally focused activities.

The Goddard School's fourth annual Stepping Up for the Environment Week walked children through various activities designed to introduce the idea of caring for the environment. from art projects made with recycled materials to fishing for trash.

This year's events, according to a press release, featured a Pre-K recycled art fashion show in which students created their own fashion lines made with recycled materials and modeled those fashions for others at the school.

This year, like last year, the week's events culminated with The Goddard Schools own Flip the Switch event at 10 a.m. Friday. During that hour, the lights at The Goddard School were be turned off as the school's version of Earth Hour.

The international Earth Hour movement takes place from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

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