In 2007, the first ever Earth Hour was introduced to Australia and with each year it has grown and been introduced to 135 different countries and around 5,200 cities and towns globally. First introduced by WWF- Australia, the event was held in Sydney where 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses turned out their lights for one hour.
Earth Hour represents support for action against climate change with the event held annually on the last Saturday of every March. Earth Hour 2012 will be held on March 31st at 8.30 pm.
Individuals can become involved by signing up and switching off their lights, host or attend an Unplugged event and, introduced in 2012, you can dare the world to save the planet.
In South Australia there are three featured Unplugged events:
Warrawong Sanctuary, in the Adelaide Hills, will be holding a candle lit dinner including a guided nocturnal walk. Guests will be able to enjoy their entree and mains before heading off on their guided walk and on return, will eat their desserts by candle light. The three course meal and nocturnal walk costs $80 per person and includes a bottle of Coriole Conservation Ark Sangiovese with table booking.
The Hilton Adelaide offers guests to feast on a sustainably sourced menu for the night in their Brasserie restaurant. An Unplugged event will also be held in the lobby between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm featuring a sea of candles and music.
Come along to the Unplugged event in Kirkcaldy Park, Grange. The event will begin at 8 pm with Semaphore band The Dudleys to perform in addition to further unplugged entertainment.
If you wish to attend an Unplugged event you can visit the Earth Hour fundraising website to findout more information.
For further information on Earth Hour and how you can help head to www.earthhour.org/