|CAW National Executive Board Statement on Earth Hour
|The issue of climate change has been universally acknowledged as one of the greatest challenges currently facing the planet and its people. On March 29,
2008 at 8 p.m. (local time) citizens in dozens of cities around the world will turn off the lights in their homes and workplaces in recognition of the role each of us
has in stopping climate change.
Earth Hour, which began last year in Sydney, Australia, is the symbolic act showing that through collective will, counteracting climate change is possible.
Turning off the lights for one hour also reminds citizens that the world’s resources are indeed limited and over-consumption comes at a high cost to us all.
With the recognition of the CAW’s important role as a socially progressive union, the CAW National Executive Board has fully endorsed the union’s participation
in Earth Hour. The union will join the hundreds of organizations around the world in making a statement that action on climate change is possible.
CAW leadership will encourage all members across the country to take an hour for the earth on March 29, 2008. CAW members should also urge their
municipal councils to endorse the event, for those who have not already.
Through our participation in Earth Hour and other similar events, the CAW will reconfirm its commitment to creating a sustainable future for our members and
all others with whom we share the planet’s limited resources.
Adopted by the National Executive Board on February 8, 2008
Related: Earth Hour is on March 29, 2008 at 8 P.M. Local Time