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!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Tuesday 25 March: The Canberra Raiders will play their first home game of the 2008 NRL season against the St George Illawarra Dragons this Saturday 29 March at Canberra Stadium. With the game being played across Earth Hour, the electricity used by Canberra Stadium for the entire day will be offset by green energy supplied by ActewAGL’s Greenchoice program.

Canberra Stadium General Manager Neale Guthrie said, “We are very proud to be involved with Earth Hour and I’m extremely pleased that the stadium itself can be carbon neutral on 29 March.”

“Although we are unable to switch the stadium off during the game, as a symbolic gesture towards the cause, we will be dimming, and switching off where we can, all the lights in the corporate suites.”

The Raiders join other NRL teams the Brisbane Broncos and the Newcastle Knights, as well as notable sporting personalities Cathy Freeman, Stirling Mortlock and Shane Wakelin, in supporting Earth Hour.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said, “The whole team is conscious about issues relating to the environment. That’s why we’re happy to support Earth Hour to raise awareness of global warming and climate change.

“It’s a great thought – this Saturday when we take on the Dragons, the Green Machine will be even greener.”

WWF-Australia Program Leader International Mark Otter said, “The involvement of the Canberra Raiders is an example of how role models within the community can have a positive influence when it comes to dealing with climate change – as it is only with cross community support that we'll make a real difference.

"And with ActewAGL providing the green power the game proves to be as clean as a game of rugby league could hope to be."

ActewAGL CEO John Mackay said, “It's no secret that I am passionate about the environment and our community. When the Earth Hour initiative was brought to Canberra I had no hesitation to personally endorsing it and ensuring it had the full support of the ActewAGL suite of companies, including our green energy program, Greenchoice.

“During Earth Hour, I myself will be at the stadium watching the game. I urge all Raiders fans to join me in switching off their lights at home and heading to Canberra Stadium for some green powered rugby action.”

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1 comment:

Darren said...

Canberra ACTEWAGL sucked bad. All the street lights were still on. What an absolute waste of time. Looking out from my house I could see 8/10 houses with their lights on, all the street lights and the petrol stations lit up like christmas trees. Made me fell like a an absolute idiot.