On Saturday, 28 March at 8:30pm Earth Hour - one of the largest global grassroots movements for the environment, will bring people together around the world to show their commitment to the planet. Shoalhaven City Council is encouraging residents to join the movement by powering down.
More than ever, Earth Hour is a way to come together during the Coronavirus pandemic as a local and global community, to make an environmental statement without needing to gather in groups and maintain social distancing requirements.
Started in 2007 as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest mass movements for the environment. Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet.
Shoalhaven City Council participates in Earth Hour each year, by ensuring every computer is switched off and lights are turned off for the event. This year, Mayor Amanda Findley is encouraging residents to join Council in switching off on Saturday, March 28.
“Earth Hour 2020 will be the most important year of the movement's history. It is the last year we can act to reduce the impacts of climate change by 2050. Throughout the year, world leaders will make decisions that will impact our world, and our backyard, for years to come.
“Earth Hour is our opportunity to put the environment at the top of the agenda, to push back against unprecedented, catastrophic bushfire seasons, and to protect the future of the one home we all share.
“Join us at 8:30pm, Saturday 28 March and power down for our planet.” Mayor Findley said.
Visit Earth Hour to register.