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!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Canberra embraces Earth Hour

Canberrans joined global citizens around the world last night in switching off their lights between 8-9pm for Earth Hour.
This tremendous support for the WWF initiative saw the nation’s capital go dark for an hour and unite the environmentally conscious population in thinking about our impact on global warming.

With a strong commitment from the Commonwealth Government and business community, Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle and CBD buildings plunged into darkness in an unprecedented spectacle for those who ventured up Mount Ainslie to take in the sights.

Parliament House flicked the switch and was joined by other capital icons Old Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, National Library of Australia, High Court of Australia, Questacon, Telstra Tower, National Museum of Australia and the Royal Australian Mint.

Earth Hour was also celebrated throughout Canberra’s CBD with Earth Hour in the City, an event featuring acoustic music and other low-energy entertainment, including an outdoor movie, karaoke by candlelight and a poetry slam. Community spirit was alive and well with Civic’s Garema Place and City Walk awash with culture, colour and candlelight.

Canberra’s hospitality sector also got behind earth hour with numerous restaurants, bars and clubs switching off and serving by candlelight.

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