RYAN Burrage and Mason Lister may be only two St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School grade 5-6 pupils but they are doing their bit to take part in a global campaign to make the world a little greener.
The pupils and their families will join hundreds of millions of others around the world tonight who will turn off the lights at 8.30pm for Earth Hour.
Using the campaign slogan "I will, if you will", Ryan, 12, pledged to colour his hair green for two days if his classmates supported Earth Hour. He coloured his hair on Wednesday and Thursday, and with the support of Mason, 12, they distributed Earth Hour badges among their classmates, made posters promoting the event and took part in related activities.
"It's a good thing as there are over seven billion people in the world and if every person turns off their lights for one hour, that's huge," Ryan said.
He said although not everyone would take part in the event, it helped to raise awareness about living sustainably.
Grade 5/6 teacher James Kingston said although the boys were not part of the class sustainability group, they had keenly promoted the event among their friends and school. St Thomas More's turned off its power at 11.30am for one hour yesterday.