Switch Off for Earth Hour This Weekend

26 March 2015

Switch Off For Earth Hour this Weekend

State Member for Evelyn Christine Fyffe is encouraging all residents of the Yarra Ranges to get on board with Earth Hour this weekend.

On Saturday the 28th of March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, businesses, government buildings, community organisations and residents will be asked to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to environmental sustainability.

“Earth hour unites people all across the world to protect the planet, and famously began in Sydney in 2007,” Mrs Fyffe said.

“It has now expanded to more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide which is a great achievement.

“Earth Hour also provides an excellent opportunity for businesses and households to make the switch to LED lighting which is more energy efficient if they haven’t already done so.

Earth Hour is held annually at this time of year to take advantage of the Spring and Autumn equinoxes occurring at the same time in the northern and southern hemispheres, ensuring the greatest visual impact when we all switch off.

“If we want to maintain a healthy environment, it is up to all of us to do our part and make some simple changes to our energy consuming behaviours that can make a big difference to our air quality and future sustainability,” Mrs Fyffe said.

Anyone wanting to participate in Earth hour can log onto www.earthhour.org.au to register.

Media: Ruth Barendse – 9735 3208

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