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!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pete Murray signs up and sings for Earth Hour

Taking to the stage to help fight climate change

28 March 2008: After spending a couple of years out of the limelight, Pete Murray is set to burst back onto the stage, but in the dark….

The singer/songwriter is the latest artist to support Earth Hour, the climate change initiative which has been taken up by more than 370 towns, cities and councils around the world.

Pete, who has just returned from recording his latest album at his home in the hinterland of Byron Bay, is passionate about the environment and as a result was extremely keen to be involved in the WWF-Australia inspired climate change initiative, Earth Hour.

"The message and the goals of Earth Hour are pretty simple, action, no matter how seemingly small, collectively, can make a difference. Turn off your lights for one hour on March 29 and see what a difference this will make for the planet. Other things you can do in every day life such as using energy efficient light bulbs will really go a long way to turning around the effects of global warming," Pete Murray said.

To support the initiative, Pete Murray will be performing an acoustic set for Earth Hour supporters in Sydney at a private event on the night at the very moment the lights of the CBD go out. The performance will be filmed and available for viewing by the rest of the world via Fairfax website from Sunday.

Earth Hour Executive Director, Andy Ridley, said: "It's great to have Pete supporting this event because he has the ears of millions of people and can get this message out there. As Pete says, it's the aggregate of everyone's actions that will start turning this climate change problem around. Pete is a true ambassador for this cause as he genuinely believes in becoming part of the solution".

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