To celebrate Earth Hour, the lights will be switched off at the Main Corner, City Hall, Library, Vansittart Park, Lady Nelson Brig, the Railway Lands and the Centenary Tower between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 24 March, 2018.
In the lead up to the largest global conservation movement for the environment, Council will host Earth Hour inspired events at the Library and the Main Corner.
“On Monday 19 March the short film ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ will be screened at the Mount Gambier Library from 1:00pm. The 20 minute documentary introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation, weaving in inspiring stories of action and interviews with experts,” City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said.
On Tuesday 20 March the Library will screen short film ‘Appetite for Change: A Journey from Planet to Plate’ at 10:30am.
“Celebrity chef and former cattle farmer Lynton Tapp goes on a journey of discovery to meet the farmers and families who are at the frontline of our food supply chain and whips up some delicious meals using the farmers’ local produce. He also meets some of the world’s leading scientists, to discover just how much our lives will change and the harmful impact global warming will have on our way of life and communities.”
On Wednesday 21 March the 10 minute film ‘Kids React to Climate Change’ will screen at the Library from 1:00pm followed by an interactive activity for children ‘Choose your climate future’.
“The Mount Gambier Library has also been running an Earth Hour theme during story time sessions in anticipation of the Earth Hour event, and books and DVDs with a climate change/environmental theme are also on display,” Mr Izzard said.
The global conservation messages continue at the Main Corner on Thursday 22 March with a public screening of inspiring feature documentary ‘Tomorrow’ at 6:30pm.
“The documentary presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world to the challenge of climate change. The film makers carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.”
For more information on how to host your own Earth Hour event, or locate other events in the area visit www.earthhour.org.au/