The countdown is on….Earth Hour is happening around the globe at 8:30pm to 9:30pm this Saturday night (28th March).
Come join a us at Little Oneroa Beach to celebrate this statement against climate change and energy consumption. Bring candles/lanterns, instruments, a picnic, family, friends and neighbours. All welcome.
Earth Hour, a worldwide lights out initiative run by WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature), began in Sydney in 2007 as a one-city environmental statement against climate change. It has since evolved into a global event that has captured the attention of individuals, communities and businesses across the world. In 2009, Earth Hour aims to reach out to 1 billion people in 1,000 cities.
Landmarks around Auckland that will be switching off for Earth Hour include the Skytower, Mission Bay Fountain, Tamaki Drive pohutakawa uplighting, Jellicoe Park fountain, Auckland Domain fountain, Auckland Museum and more.
In 2008 global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Colosseum, and the Coca-Cola billboard in Times Square literally switched off as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
What can you do?
• Switch off your lights at 8:30pm on the night of Earth Hour
• Turn off any unnecessary appliances
• Spread the word to neighbours, friends, family and colleagues