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Te second Lights Out Relay was
launched rom St. Georges Square,on Mar. 31 to encourage residents
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jogged sections o the 60 km relayto spread awareness o Earth Hour,
members to participate. Te relay
was organized by Guelph Envi-ronmental Leadership (GEL) inpartnership with Guelph Hydro
“We just gave everybody theresponsibility to weave through
that everyone they could reach
to contribute to earth hour and
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said Glynis Logue, co-ounder andexecutive director o GEL. “So they
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Te sendo or the runners wasa success despite the weather, and
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Te distance o the relay is sig-nicant because every kilometre
represents a minute o Earth Hour.
the message is distributed to the
largest number o people, and that
inormation is communicated to
residents in a way that is eective
GEL has struggled in the past
inding appropriate ways to mar-
ket green solutions. In the past,they have ocused on door-to-door campaigning, as well asusing door hangers and lyers.Earth Hour, and the relay aregreat opportunities or GEL to
attract attention to itsel and the
“It took us seven and a hal hours to do the relay through
the city, and we hope that we’re
that way than maybe blanket
marketing might do,” said Logue.
“It’s a real one on one relation-ship we’re trying to build with
the residents, and hopeully even
he Guelph community metthe relay with enthusiasm, andthe number o participants has
year’s run. University students
were a large percentage o theparticipants, suggesting GEL’sadvertising in the UC was suc-cessul. One group o students
ran a total o 14 km to spread the
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enthusiastic people joining this
According to Guelph Hydro,during Earth Hour Guelph con-served 2.9 megawatts o power.
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in Earth Hour. Community ini-
tiatives like Earth Hour show that
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Last month, some caring Uni-versity o Guelph students had achance to celebrate. March is des-
ignated Best Buddies Month, and it
work done by Best Buddies Canada.
Tis is an organization that pairs
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tual disabilities. Te University o
Guelph has been involved with Best
According to the Best Buddieswebsite, the group “gives peoplewith intellectual disabilities the
most people take or granted– going
or coee, out to a movie, or sim-
ply enjoying the company o a good
o celebrate Best Buddies Month
and raise awareness or the orga-
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chapter decided to give back to the
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St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre and
explained chapter president andbiological sciences student, Yas-
With about 45 pairs o buddies,
chapters in Ontario. Te club or-
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are un outings, but that doesn’t
detract rom the importance o the
“What we do is building riend-ships,” said Kazemi. “It’s a great
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Te benets go both ways. Tose
with intellectual disabilities, whoare oten marginalized or exclud-
ed rom mainstream society, gain
companionship. Best Buddies
or students who make a signi-cant contribution to the program.More importantly, students gainriendship, tolerance, and an un-
derstanding o people with dierent
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relationship or both o us,” said
Te matching process attempts
to team up people who have com-
mon interests. Once buddies are
matched with each other, they meeta ew times per month in addition to
participating in group events. Ac-
tivities can be as simple as chatting
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President Kazemi will be grad-uating this year, but the club will
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