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Lights Out Poster Contest!

Below are two exciting opportunities for students over the summer! Lights Out Poster Contest Three student winners (one from each level, elementary, middle and high school) will be selected to have their creation sent out to participating schools next year. The winning posters will be the face of the project in schools across Canada and seen by 170 000 students… Read more →

Lights out to climate change By Lissa Alexander – Parksville Qualicum Beach News Published: April 22, 2011 8:00 AM Over 380 schools shut out their lights on Thursday during an annual nationwide event started by a Ballenas Secondary student seven years ago. The project is called Lights Out Canada, and involves schools across the country turning off their lights and providing students with information… Read more →

She’s a bright light By Steven Heywood – Parksville Qualicum Beach News Published: April 22, 2011 9:00 AM It’s not often that we can see something in our lives that has had a positive impact on others and perhaps even the world — and continues on long after we’re gone. Parksville’s Keleigh Annau is someone who does, and whose efforts on combating climate… Read more →

Schools celebrate Earth Day with Lights Out Schools celebrate Earth Day with Lights Out Published Thursday April 21st, 2011 Events commemorating Earth Day wouldn’t be complete without the Lights Out project, which has swept Canada and into other countries. Canadian schools from coast to coast are participating in the awareness campaign started by Mount Allison University student Keleigh Annau while living in British Columbia. She founded… Read more →

“Lights out for climate change” – Raissa Tetanish Lights out for climate change SACKVILLE, N.B. – A local university student is leading the charge when it comes to climate change awareness. Keleigh Annau, 21, is the founder of Lights Out Canada/World, an event now in its sixth and biggest year. “We have about 360 schools and 150,000 participants,” said Annau, a third-year International Relations student at Mount… Read more →

Press Release 2011 – Lights Out Canada

Press Release For Immediate Release: Over 150 000 students are set to participate in Lights Out Canada on Thursday, April 21, 2011. In partnership with Earth Day Canada, schools across the country will celebrate the 6th annual Lights Out Canada event by turning off their lights and engaging students with climate change awareness and action. Lights Out Canada provides participating… Read more →

Mount A students to turn Lights Out Tuesday March 15th, 2011 SACKVILLE – Mount Allison University students’ award-winning Lights Out Challenge is back this week as the university takes the lead in climate change and energy conservation awareness for youth everywhere. This is the third year that students and the university are conducting the challenge, which will take place Friday on campus when as many lights… Read more →

2011 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program

Visit for more information about this wonderful program! About the Scholarship Cultivating Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Every day, in communities across Canada, young people are actively demonstrating their passion for the environment through the important work they accomplish. These dedicated young Canadians are emerging as tomorrow’s environmental leaders and advocates. Toyota Canada and the Toyota Canada Foundation in partnership with… Read more →

EcoAction Teams Newsletter – Lights Out Canada The lights went out at Mount Allison University on March 19, but it wasn’t a blackout. The university was just getting a head start on the growing “Lights Out” event, which takes place on Earth Day, April 22. Mount Allison student Keleigh Annau is the force behind Lights Out Canada. She founded the initiative in 2005 when she was… Read more →

Mount Allison to shut off lights SACKVILLE – It’s “Lights Out” for Mount Allison University campus on Friday as the Sackville campus celebrates its second year in a project recognizing climate change and man’s impact on the environment. Lights Out Canada was launched several years ago in British Columbia by high school student Keleigh Annau and has since spread to schools across the country and… Read more →