Hume Bank will be celebrating the world’s largest movement for the planet, ‘Earth Hour’ on Saturday the 19th of March from 7.30pm at Sumsion Gardens in Wodonga.
‘Earth Hour’ is a landmark action for climate change. One hundred iconic landmarks in 1,000 cities and towns around the world will switch off their lights for Earth Hour this year, joining hundreds of millions of people showing their commitment to the environment. Lights are turned out at 8:30pm for one hour.
Border residents are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket and join Hume Bank for its fifth year of 'Music by Moonlight', an acoustic candlelit event with local artists Mia Grace and the Aviators.
“By hosting Earth Hour, we aim to raise awareness of the environment as well as be a part of an international movement that celebrates the bold idea that we can each make a difference,” explained David Marshall, CEO Hume Bank.
Donations from this year’s Earth Hour will go to Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga, a local community group bringing people together who are interested in growing and saving seeds.
“Our goals include encouraging the use and saving of seed from locally appropriate and useful plants,” shared Lou Bull, President Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga. “We promote home food production and the saving of open-pollinated seeds by running workshops, hosting guest speakers, maintaining a seed bank and by encouraging networking and sharing of practical skills between our members and guests”.
Music by Moonlight will start at 7:30 at Sumsion gardens with gold coin donations supporting the Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga.
Earth Hour is powered by WWF- Australia. For more information about the event and Earth Hour, go to www.earthhour.org.au. For more information on Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga visit www.ssaw.org.au.
NOTE: Hume’s Earth Hour Event has been moved to Sumsion Gardens due to a prior booking at the Botanical Gardens.