Earth Hour 2015 will be held on Saturday 28 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
The event is held worldwide towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.
Earth Hour Blue is an all-new digital crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform for the planet launched in 2014 to capture the power of the crowd and engage people around the world beyond the lights out event. The crowdfunding section of the platform allows participants to financially support and deliver positive, tangible changes to the environment and communities all over the world. Individuals can also use Earth Hour Blue’s crowdsourcing platform, which will call for people to add their voice to some of the biggest environmental campaigns across the world.
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Here are some events to attend in SA:
Marais Street Acoustics
There will be wine tasting, cheese and cracker pairings, wood burning oven pizza, dripper coffee and live music!
- Time: 19:00
- Cover: R30
- Venue: 136 Marais Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0834469638.
Gourmet Picnic Dinner at Mosaic Sanctuary
At Mosaic Sanctuary there will be a starlit gourmet picnic dinner on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon. Gourmet picnic baskets (R400 each) will be filled with mouth-watering treats such as mini quiches, meats, fresh croissants, healthy salads, homemade pates and preserves, mini lemon meringue pies, white chocolate cupcakes and other delectable goodies! Includes a bottle of house wine with each basket. 25% of the profits will be donated for the Stanford Soup Kitchens, so come dine under the stars for a good cause and celebrate the WWF’s Earth Hour at Mosaic!
- Venue: 1892 Spookhuis, Mosaic Sanctuary, Stanford
Earth Hour in the Chapel
At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in our very beautiful thatched roof Garden Chapel, at the same time as the switch off we will light candles. People will be greeted as they arrive with a candle lit path leading to the Chapel. The hour will be spent with music, meditations and some readings of information on the origin and motivation for Earth Hour.
- Venue: Garden Chapel, St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 7 Central Avenue, Pinelands
Khoi-San Campfire stories
Join in for a camp fire and experience compelling stories told by the Khoi-san people of the south of Joburg. Their history, heritage and culture will be revealed through storytelling, traditional music and dance.
- Time: 17:30 for 18:00 (gates close promptly at 18:00)
- Cover: R100 per person (incl. tea and coffee)
- Venue: Old Farm House, Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Johannesburg
Earth hour in Springside Nature Reserve
Hillcrest Conservancy invites you to bring family & friends for an evening of fun with voluntary and gainful load-shedding to experience the magic of Springside at night. Bring a blanket and picnic supper and we will provide the fun ingredients for young and old, including:
- make an Earth Hour Pledge lantern
- Stokbrood cooking on the fire
- Storytelling around the bonfire by well-known Durban Actor Neil Coppen
- R10 donation per car to assist Conservation projects
- Evening starts at 6pm
Be sure to check out plenty more events here.