Every year Earth House inspires people all around the globe to switch off their lights for a symbolic hour of no-power and consider the environmental impact of our constant hunger for industry. This year, even more of Brisbane’s landmarks are participating, with lights on the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Royal on the Park, and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre among many others all shutting off their lights for an hour. For a city often billed as an enormous mining town, this is pretty major.
Originating right here in Australia, Earth Hour has grown beyond all anticipation and is now observed by 187 countries and over 7,000 cities, with a record-smashing 18,000 landmarks turning off their lights last year in the name of inspiring climate action. As grassroots movements go, Earth Hour has to be one of the biggest.
Earth Hour 2019 is happening tomorrow night, Saturday 30 March. To participate at home, just switch off all your lights from 8.30pm until 9.30pm. In the lead up, Golden Space will also be hosting a free Earth Hour event from 1pm until 5pm in New Farm Park, with guided meditation, face painting, welcome to country and Indigenous dance. Check out the events page for all the details, and definately stop by to check it out.
Remeberm Brisbane; lights out from 8:30pm. You can spare an hour of power for your planet, right?
What: Earth Hour 2019
When: Saturday 30 March, 8.30pm
For more info on Earth Hour and the events happening around the city, head here.
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