Earth Hour 2019

Organised by the Eco Club on 16th of March, the candle-lit ‘Earth Hour’ event was held at Concord’s West End, inspiring Concordians to do their part in saving the planet, simply by turning off their lights for an hour. The ‘lights-out’ event was made vibrant and entertaining by the talent of our fellow Concordians, who delivered an unplugged, hour-long performance of acoustic music and poetry.

During the event, students performed acoustic covers of well-known songs and recited touching poetry in the dim yet warmly illuminated setting. A variety of talent was exhibited during each five-minute item, and the performance would not have been complete without the audience’s support and encouragement. Concordians cheered their fellow schoolmates on by waving along to the acoustic song covers and chanting their names. One of the most significant pieces during the event was a poem about the impacts of global warming, and how it would be greatly reduced if we play our part in saving the environment. At the end of the ‘Earth Hour’, the Eco Club committee performed a song cover and encouraged everyone in the audience to sing along with them, ending the event on a light-hearted note.

The theme of Earth Hour 2019, ‘Change the Way We Live’, was emphasised during the symbolic event. Ultimately, each of our individual contributions can make a significant difference to the preservation of our climate. By attending the concert, not only were we able to appreciate and enjoy the performances and the talent of our fellow Concordians, but we were encouraged to think about the purpose and impact of ‘Earth Hour’. We were moved by the fact that playing our part for one hour made a substantial difference in energy consumption around the world, helping to improve our environment and saving our planet.

Zevida – 6.1