Eumundi Set to Celebrate Earth Hour's 10th Anniversary

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Eumundi will be a hive of activity on Earth Hour night – Saturday March 25 – with a special community lantern parade and afternoon suite of activities taking place along Memorial Avenue to mark Earth Hour’s 10th anniversary.

Earth Hour 2017 celebrates a truly great home-grown success story, honouring ten years since the lights-out event first started in Australia in 2007. Launched by WWF, the event has become the world’s biggest grassroots environmental movement where landmarks and communities switch off their lights to show their support for a brighter future for the planet.

Now celebrated in over 170 countries, and over 7,000 cities, Earth Hour has one mission: to unite people to protect the planet and show they care about its future.

Millions of Australians are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30pm local time on Saturday

March 25, 2017 as a symbol of support for a low pollution, clean energy future for all generations.

Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia, said: “Australians should feel proud of the role they’ve played in starting a decade-long, global conversation about climate change. It’s a great Australian success story. What started as an Aussie movement has grown into a global phenomenon for climate change. We have seen a huge number of positive steps towards a brighter future in the decade since Earth Hour started; proof that one person can make a difference.”

The free public Earth Hour event in Eumundi will kick off at 2pm in the Amphitheatre with a suite of free Green Arts activities and live music by the Swing Loco band for all to enjoy. Activities include lantern making, woven birds nest workshops, pot planting, butterfly earring making, and workshops on how to make your own recycled paper.

Street food will kick off at 4:30pm outside the CWA hall allowing enough time to have a bite to eat before the North Arm Marimba Band join in at 5:45pm with their festive melodies. Event organiser and Coordinator of the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Leah Hays says that “The local Marimba band always create a fun and festive atmosphere with the energy they bring to any occasion, and Earth Hour will be no different.” The band will commence their performance as people gather behind the CWA hall for parade marshalling.  “All are invited to participate in the parade, so whether you’re bringing your own lantern along or you’d just like to help hold one of the larger ones, there really is something for everyone!”

Lanterneers are asked to gather behind the CWA Hall from 5:45pm, with the lantern parade due to commence just after 6pm. The whole community is invited to come along and show their support by joining in on the parade, or partaking in some of the free afternoon activities.

“We even have Starry Nights Cinema hosting a free outdoor screening of WALL-E for the whole family to enjoy before the lights out moment at 8:30pm” says Miss Hays. For more information about the event and Earth Hour, go to www.earthhour.org.au or find the Eumundi Event on Facebook!

Highlights: Lantern Parade, free Green Arts workshops, free outdoor cinema screeningof WALL-E, street food and live music including North Arm State School Marimba Band and Swing Loco.

Hosted by: Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC), Experience Eumundi and the Sunshine Coast Council.


Eumundi Set to Celebrate Earth Hour's 10th Anniversary
2pm – 8pm
Saturday 25 March
Eumundi – along Memorial Avenue
Free

Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc. :
3 Porters Lane, Nambour
07 5441 5747
07 5441 7478
Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc.

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