Plates in the Paddock - An Innovative Event for Earth Hour


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Susan Rodgers (Eumundi Beef farmer) with daughter Tamara and Wiebe ter Bals (SCEC CEO) on the Paddock for SCEC’s 2015 Earth Hour event: Plates in a Paddock.

Eumundi Beef on the Eumundi Kenilworth Road will be a hive of activity on Earth Hour night – Saturday March 28 – with a special community event, Plates in a Paddock, to be held to mark Earth Hour.

In 2015, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate the nation’s food and farmers, reminding Australians of the need to tackle global warming for the sake of our rural communities and our supply of fresh, home grown food.
All Australians are proud of our farmers for feeding the nation, but they are on the frontline of rising temperatures and more extreme weather. Flooding, drought, fires and changes in pests and weeds are affecting the farms that supply 93% of the food we eat.
Millions of Australians are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30pm local time on Saturday, March 28, 2015 to show their support for cutting carbon pollution and moving to renewable energy for the sake of our food and farmers.
To celebrate Earth Hour and showcase the breadth and exciting array of produce and innovation we have here on the Sunshine Coast, SCEC has teamed up with Eumundi Beef to host a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. On March 28 the biodynamic paddocks of Eumundi Beef’s majestic property will be transformed into a million star dining experience. 190 patrons will enjoy a three-course meal of locally sourced food (some from the very paddock in which they sit) prepared by some of the region’s best chefs. They’ll repose to the vibes of live music mingled with the sounds of chickens, cattle and cockatoos. Should the weather not co-operate those vibes will enhance the pitter-patter on the roof of the wet weather venue: the farm’s hayshed. To catch the last glimpses of sunlight over the majestic Conondale Range Plates in a Paddock will kick off at 5:00pm with “lights out” at 8:30pm. The event will complete at 10:00pm. There is plenty of parking on the farm and SCEC encourages people to car pool to get there.
On the night, an Earth Hour documentary will screen across Australia at major events and satellite events around the country. The documentary will take Masterchef favourite Lynton Tapp on a transformative journey of discovery to meet farmers in the Murray Darling basin on the front line of rising temperatures and more extreme weather.
Anna Rose, Earth Hour National Manager said: “Earth Hour is a celebration of the fact that all of us have the power to create action on climate change. And this year, it’s an important moment to galvanise support for Australian farmers.
“Our much-loved farmers are the custodians of the nation’s food bowl and need our support to minimise the harm carbon pollution is having on the supply of fresh food that we are so lucky to enjoy in Australia.”
If local residents are unable to attend Plates in a Paddock, they are encouraged to host their own Earth Hour gathering, dinner or BBQ for family and friends and tune into the premiere of Earth Hour’s remarkable documentary on, which will be live streamed at 7:30pm to prepare for the hour of darkness.
All Earth Hour supporters are encouraged to get active on social media in the lead up to and during Earth Hour using the hashtag #AppetiteforChange.

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Plates In A Paddock - An Innovative Event for Earth Hour
Eumundi Beef, 1557 Eumundi Kenilworth Road, Belli Park
March 28th 2015
Cost: $60 per head, $400 per table of 8 and $200 per family (2 adults, up to 4 kids)

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

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Eumundi Beef, Belli Park

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