The Goddard School located in Suwanee Joins Earth Hour and Kicks Off Stepping Up for the Environment
Suwanee, GA (Grassroots Newswire) -- The Goddard School located in Suwanee is proud to announce it has joined World Wildlife Fund's 2010 Earth Hour for the second year in a row. To mark this global call to action on climate change, on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour.
The Goddard School located in Suwanee, will join 360 Goddard Schools nationwide to help spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. The Goddard School located in Suwanee will launch an entire week of activities and lesson plans beginning March 22nd leading up to a big celebration for the Stepping Up for the Environment event on March 26th at 10 a.m., a day before the global event.
"This is an exciting opportunity for our teachers and children to get creative in 'stepping up' awareness about saving energy and the environment," says Robin Ray, owner of The Goddard School, located in Suwanee. "Joining Earth Hour enables our students to learn an important lesson and get the message out to their families and in their communities."
Throughout the week, children and teachers will participate in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. The Goddard School located in Suwanee will integrate learning about the environment into art projects, science lessons and even snack time! Classes will nominate an official "Lightning Bug," who will be responsible for always turning off the classroom lights when the children exit the room. Students will also create invitations asking parents and neighboring buildings to join them in Earth Hour.
On March 26th, The Goddard School located in Suwanee will celebrate Earth Hour with the Stepping Up for the Environment event. The School will host a clothes drive throughout the week that will conclude on March 26th. We will be accepting clothes for all ages. We will donate the clothes to local charities. Then, at 10 a.m., schools will turn off any non-essential lighting for one hour.
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Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the second consecutive year (October 2008), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 39 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.
About EARTH HOUR:
Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world's imagination becoming a global phenomenon. Last year, for Earth Hour 2009 nearly one billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents turned out. In the U.S. alone, 80 million Americans and 318 cities officially voted for action with their light switch. These people and municipalities were joined by iconic landmarks including: the Las Vegas Strip, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York City, the Space Needle in Seattle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National Cathedral in Washington DC. International landmarks that turned off their lights included the Great Pyramids of Giza, Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris' Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing's Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney's Opera House and Christ de Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.