Join 1.8 billion people in 135 countries around the world and switch off for Earth Hour on 31st March. The fact that our modern lifestyles are taking their toll on the planet is hardly news. But when WWF came up with Earth Hour, it was a fantastic way for the world to come together to do something about it.
It started as a simple idea and became a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of people across the planet turning off their lights for one hour, on the same night. As the WWF say; “It’s about appreciating the brilliant world we all share – and how we need to protect it. Not just for an hour a year, but every day. Because a healthy planet isn’t just good for polar bears or tropical tree frogs. It’s essential for us all.”
Earth Hour has become a celebration – a time to gather together family, friends and community and create your own warmth and light. What about cooking over an open fire? Or gathering together by candlelight to sing and play instruments? Some of the world’s most famous landmarks, from the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids of Giza, Times Square through to Sydney Opera House are all switching off too. Make sure you tell as many people as you can to help make a real difference – spread the Earth Hour word. Ask your local businesses to do their bit. Join 1.8 billion people in 135 countries and switch off this Earth Hour at 8.30pm.
March 31st, Twmpath Dance, Lampeter
Get yourself down to Victoria Hall, Lampeter, at 7pm where Transition Llambed are holding a twmpath dance with the Bethlehem Village Band. At 8.30pm all the lights will be switched off and paper lanterns made by Lampeter School Year 7 pupils will be lit. There’ll be an hour of multi-cultural music from Côr Gobaith, Aberystwyth’s peace choir, and local musicians. Organic locally-grown/foraged food and drink on sale. Why not join in with the lantern making workshop and hall decoration at 11am-3pm.
March 31st, Earth Hour Star Gazing, Burnbraes Park
In a bid to lead the UK switch off in style and be crowned WWF’s Champion Community for Earth Hour 2012, Friends of Burnbraes Park are joining with Clydesdale Astronomical Society to provide an entertaining and informative star gazing evening in the darkened Burnbraes Park. You’ll need to take along a torch but telescopes will be provided. SWITCH OFF, WRAP UP and JOIN IN!
March 31st, Earth Hour Day, Swansea Community Farm
This unique community farm is not content with switching off just for an hour, and has come up with a range of activities to help you learn how to switch off for the future. Make your way down to the Farm and get hints and tips on saving energy and exploring alternative ways of using energy, i.e. cooking on an open fire rather than gas, making windmills, rainwater harvest system, composting, plus much more.