Earth Hour Live

Tonight, millions of people are joining together, and turning off their lights to help make a difference and raise awareness about the issue of global warming. See how the world is taking part, with these live news feeds and images from participating cities. Don't forget to share your Earth Hour moments too. Remember - turn off your lights!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Canberra CBD Limited proudly presents Earth Hour in the City

This Saturday, the night of Earth Hour, Canberra CBD Limited will proudly present Earth Hour in the City – an evening of free, low-energy entertainment to encourage families to switch off their lights, take their appliances off standby and venture into Civic for two hours of fun in Garema Place and at various locations down City Walk.

Initiated globally by WWF-Australia, Earth Hour is a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to switch off their lights for one hour at 8pm on 29 March to demonstrate that simple changes made on a collective basis will make a big difference.

“Earth Hour is just a reminder of the things that we need to do on an ongoing basis,” said Canberra CBD Limited CEO Linda Staite. “It’s easy enough to say turn your lights off for that one hour in the year, but promoting a continued commitment to saving energy is what’s really important.

“Canberra CBD Limited is excited about presenting Earth Hour in the City. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy the last of the balmy autumn nights in great community spirit.”

Featuring local artists the Big Score, Marianne and Jonathan Mettes, Jason Recliner, John Lollback and Schmick As Jugglers, Earth Hour in the City will have something for everyone including:
 karaoke by candlelight
 roving jugglers
 an outdoor movie – The Day After Tomorrow
 acoustic music
 giant chess
 a poetry slam.

“And, of course, we are encouraging people to walk, ride, jump on a bus or car-pool into Civic to reduce carbon emissions even further,” said Ms Staite.

Earth Hour in the City runs from 7pm to 9pm on Saturday 29 March 2008 in Garema Place and at various locations down City Walk, Civic.


JayKay said...

It would be quite interesting to compare the environmental cost or “carbon footprint” incurred as part of the lead up to Earth Hour. Consider advertising, billboard posters, full page/color newspaper and magazine advertisements, resources required to design, create, print and distribute, t-shirts, brochures, television broadcasts, PR activities etc etc, plus clean up costs when it’s all over.

A definite case of Greenwash that will make small minded people feel like they are making a difference for an evening and then go back to same ol’ same ol’ the next day and not think about it for another year.

If this is the desired outcome then yes, Earth Hour will be a huge success!

Sai said...

It was so heart warming to see that this event has raised so much community awareness about such an important issues as climate change which will affect us all and the future generations. Well done everyone.

Please also think about raising community awareness about human values like Truth, Right Conduct, Love, Peace and Non-Violence by joining the national walk for values event to be held on Saturday 12th April 2008 in all major cities in Australia. For more details, please visit the following web link.