A Moment of Darkness

A Moment of Darkness

On Saturday 16th March, just after sunset, the Eco Club brought to Concord College, Earth Hour. The main purpose of the event was to spread awareness about climate change, the effects of our day-to-day consumption on our Earth and the #connecttotheearth movement. Attendees were expected to switch off lights and personal electrical appliances in order to support the cause.

The event took place in the West End and included about 11 performances ranging from revealing fun facts about the Earth to poem recitations and musical presentations. The West End lights were turned off and the place was lit only by candles, setting the tone for the night. Performances were unplugged as performers made no use of microphones or instrumental backing tracks in order to enhance the eco-friendly atmosphere.

Earth Hour originally started in Australia as a ‘small lights movement’, but then grew internationally becoming one of the biggest grass-roots movements in the world. The actual (official) Earth Hour is on the 30th March and we are encouraged to turn our lights off for an hour in order to reduce light pollution and minimise energy consumption, so don’t forget to turn your lights off to help Mother Nature!

Kash – 6.1