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Earth Hour community event

Vision

The Maroondah community has access to good quality information on sustainability issues and has the opportunity to engage at a variety of levels to meet their varying needs.

Direction

  • Embed community engagement principles into sustainability activities
  • Embrace existing partnerships more effectively and identify new partnerships that advance sustainability within Maroondah

Earth Hour event

Earth Hour began 10 years ago and is a global environment movement uniting people to protect the planet.

A new theme each year highlights what we can do together to tackle climate change.

Maroondah City Council, in partnership with Transition Towns Maroondah, plan and hold an annual event in March to celebrate Earth Hour and bring the community together. The events provide the opportunity to meet local groups who are already active in addressing climate change, and present new information and inspiration for future action.

The 2017 Earth Hour event presented a range of workshops to inspire and encourage the creation of sustainable homes, gardens and transport choices.

Notes about what participants would like to do this year to address climate change were left on the Earth Hour tree at the 2017 event. These included:

Earth Hour tree tags

Trash Puppet

Trash Puppets workshop

A Trash Puppets workshop was held in 2017 where children and parents made their own puppets to take home made from recyclable and reusable materials. Some parents who attended the workshop said that the workshop would help them to ‘make amazing puppets from trash!’ and ‘Recycle better’.

Ephemeral art

The 2017 event also saw Ringwood Town Square become a canvas for art made from natural materials – ephemeral art.

Earth Hour Ephemeral Art face in the grass made from natural materials

Look out for details about future Maroondah Earth Hour events – and join the Earth Hour community. Details will be posted in our events calendar.

Facts & figures

  • Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007. It is now a global event with over 172 countries celebrating the event.
  • 1 in 4 Australians take part in Earth Hour.
  • 1 in 7 Australian have installed solar panels on their roofs. 

Further information and contact details:

Earth Hour website

Choose your climate future

15/08/2017
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