School children will be spying on their parents, shaming them into turning off the lights and reporting back to their teachers.... Isn't this a little creepy?
Well, from my lips to David Suzuki's ears - here's a press release from Eastern Ontario's Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board detailing how its impressionable youngsters supported the party line: HPEDSB schools celebrated Earth Hour. This is the creepy part:
Prince Charles Public School in Belleville asked all the EarthCARE reps to read a statement about the Earth Hour to each of their classes. When classmates were asked to promise to talk to their parents, more than 93 pledges were received immediately. Teachers were asked to practise for a few minutes in the classes on Friday to live without electricity. Students also read announcements for two days to remind the students about Earth Hour.
All they need are green shirts and a daily pledge of allegiance to Al Gore to complete the picture.