Earth Hour looks to the past for sustainable living inspiration

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Earth Hour 2016
On Saturday, March 19, Earth Hour in Campbelltown will be celebrated in the amphitheatre of the arts centre and will include Dreamtime stories about sustainable living.

Residents are invited to join the world’s largest grassroots environmental campaign and experience Earth Hour 2016 with the Dharawal people on Saturday, March 19 from 8.30pm at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Caring for the future will take residents on a Dreamtime journey, explaining the connection between people and the natural environment through Aboriginal eyes.

The ancestors of the Dharawal lived sustainably off the land for tens of thousands of years.

Around a fire pit, under the starry southern sky, the audience will experience traditional Dreamtime stories and dance from the forefathers of sustainable living.

Designed to draw attention to climate change, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney in 2007.

Since then, it has grown to include more than 172 countries and over 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Hawker, said Council’s Earth Hour event was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a global environmental campaign while keeping a local focus.

“This event is a chance to think about our environment and how we can create a more sustainable future – not just for one hour of the year, but for every hour of every day,” Cr Hawker said.

“Earth Hour is one of those campaigns that really brings the community together, and I hope residents will join us at the amphitheatre or ‘switch off’ at home to help protect the local places we love,” he added.

Caring for our Future is a free event for all ages.

Guests are asked to arrive at the Campbelltown Arts Centre amphitheatre before 8.15pm to grab a seat on a comfy cushion and receive a complimentary environmental gift bag to take home.

For more details, visit council’s environmental events website link.


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