Earth Hour is fast approaching and while that usually means it’s time to ditch the electricity for a full hour, this year things are being done a whole lot differently—Earth Hour will be going digital.
With Australians being urged to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19, WWF will be live streaming Earth Hour at 8.30pm (AEDT) this Saturday 28 March.
In light of public Earth Hour events around the country being cancelled to protect our health and safety, the hour will kick off with live crosses to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park in Sydney and Melbourne, The Wheel of Brisbane, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and The Bell Tower in Perth. All of our iconic landmarks will continue the symbolic tradition of switching off for this movement, and we’ll be watching it happen from the comfort of our own homes (with the lights out, of course).
Australian artists Montaigne, Jack River, Polish Club, Cody Simpson, Bobby Alu, Ella Haber, Dulcie, Alice Skye are among the line-up of performances to follow the live crosses, helping host Patrick Abboud keep the party going for the rest of the night. There will also be special guests such as comedians Akmal, Georgie Carroll and identical twin gag-masters The Stevenson Experience. So tune in and keep an eye out for giveaways throughout the event.
“Staying connected as a community and looking for positive ways we can contribute is more important than ever as the world responds to the Coronavirus crisis” says WWF CEO Dermot O’Gorman, and we couldn't agree more.
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Image credit: WWF Australia