Get into the exciting rhythms of ‘EARTH HOUR 2016’ - at Manly, Saturday 19 March

Manly Council is urging people to join in Manly’s Earth Hour 2016 celebrations on Saturday 19 March by taking part in lots of after-dark fun!

A twilight yoga session hosted by LuluLemon and Health Conscious Studio (starting 7.30pm), African drumming, fire twirling (8.30pm), and dancing will be under way at Manly Cove (near Manly Ferry Wharf).

“Bring your friends and family, candles, picnic-rugs and yoga mats for a celebration - all happening by the light of the stars,” said Mayor of Manly, Jean Hay.

“There’s no need to book. Just rock up!”

“Switch off your lights at home between 8.30 and 9.30pm - or join us at Manly Cove - for a celebration of our planet and all the great work people are doing to protect it.”

“The concept of Earth Hour began as a World Wildlife Fund initiative in Sydney in 2007 when approximately 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses took part in a symbolic display of commitment to take action against climate change. “

“This Australian initiative is now truly a global effort focusing attention on the threat of climate change, with people in 162 countries and territories switching off their lights for one hour on Saturday 19 March.”

Manly Council has supported Earth Hour each year since its inception by hosting a local Earth Hour event for the community.

“As Earth Hour is a symbolic hour of unity calling for responsible action from our governments to address climate change, it is our responsibility to ensure that at both home and work we act sustainably to reduce the burning of fossil fuels for our energy; which are currently the source of 90 per cent of Australia’s energy,” said Mayor Hay.

This can be done by:

  • Reducing energy use
  • Being more efficient with energy use and
  • Investing in or switching to renewable energy technologies

To participate in Earth Hour, please visit www.earthhour.org – and come along to Manly Cove on Saturday evening 19 March 2016.

For information about Manly Council’s Earth Hour event contact Manly Council’s Education for Sustainability Officer on 9976 1500.

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