Earth Hour events taking place across SA tomorrow


Lights Out!

Area: Johannesburg
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: My Community, Monument

My whole community has agreed too get together at our local community hall and celebrate earth hour in candlelight while leaving all electric appliances off at home.

Contact: Ms Emer Mae Butler – South African Scout Association
Mobile: 076 733 4600

Lights out at Joburg Zoo

Area: Parkview
Time: 5pm
Venue:  Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview

Details: Camp out in the zoo and enjoy the nightlife with a guided night walk, stargazing with the Astronomy Club or just laze around the bonfire for Earth Hour 2011.

Evening Programme:
17:00 – Arrival Time
17:30 – Set-up Camp
19:00 – Guided Walking Night Tour
20:30 – Observe Earth Hour around the bonfire or star-gazing

Cost: R90 per person

Contact: Candice Segal

KwaZulu Natal

Toti Earth Hour

Area: Amanzimtoti
Time: 3pm – 11pm
Venue:  Hutchinson Park sports grounds, Amanzimtoti, 4126

Details: Expo, concert, activities, bonfire party, lantern release and candle pose

Contact: Ms Karen van der Spuy – Toto Earth Hour Club
Email: 0825351966

Earth Hour Informal Picnic

Area: HowickTime: 6pm – 10pmVenue:  Worlds View views Site, HiltonDetails: Informal picnic open to the public. Meet at World´s VIew from 6pm onwards on Saturday 26 March. Bring picnic, cushions, blankets, chairs and candles. Enjoy an evening out with family and friends and hopefully watching lights going off in Pietermaritzburg for the Earth Hour.Contact: Mrs Michelle Craigie – WESSAEmail:

BESOC Earth Hour Bring & Braai

Area: Bluff, DurbanTime: 6pmVenue:  Natures Haven Lodge – Bluff Eco Park: Pool/Lapa Area Bluff Eco Park, 55 Grays Inn Road Bluff 4052Details: Our contribution, BESOC holds an Earth Hour Bring and Braai. Switch off your electricity at home and enjoy an evening with us at the Eco Park.Cost: BESOC Members with valid cards FREE ENTRY otherwise R25pp. Membership Fees Adult – R120pp/ Kids with paying adults – R20pp and Pensioners – R20pp for the annum.E-mail Ursula Groenewald if you wish to request enrollment formsContact: Ms Ursula Groenewald – Bluff Environmental SocietyEmail:

The Birches Barn Dance

Area: PinetownTime: 6pm – 9pmVenue: The Birches Pre-primary SchoolDetails: The Barn Dance will draw to a close as Earth Hour begins. All lights will be switched off at 8h30 and all folk there asked to participate for the next hour in Earth Hour. As an Eco-school we will invite all present to follow the ´lights in paperbags´ trail through the waterwise (Indigenous ) garden; over the wetland bridge and to the amphitheatre for a photo to record the event.Contact: ´Scilla Edmonds – The Birches Pre-primary SchoolEmail: number: 084 356 5306

The Big Switch Off

Area: DurbanTime: 24-27 March 2011Venue: uShaka Sea WorldDetails: uShaka Sea World is hosting a display with information about reducing energy consumption, using alternative sources of energy and highlighting the preference for local vs imported products. Ethekwini Metro will also have banners in Sea World that the public can sign to pledge to go beyond Earth Hour.Contact: Joan PorterEmail:

Western Cape

Stanford Earth Hour Jazz FestivalArea: Bluff, DurbanArea: HermanusTime: 2pm to 12pmVenue: Stanford Country Village The central village GreenDetails: Click here to view more informationContact: Ms Nadia Pheiffer – Brand NouveauEmail: nadiapheiffer@gmail.comMobile: 0769207850

Earth Hour Celebration

Area: Cape TownTime: 8:30pm – 9:30pmVenue:  V&A Waterfront AmphitheatreDetails: The V&A Waterfront will be hosting the Cape Town Brass Ensemble in the Amphitheatre during Earth Hour. We will dim the lights around the Amphi
theatre. Drip-free, child-safe candles are also on sale for R2 each at the V&A Waterfront Information Centre.
Contact:  Rozitta de Villiers – V&A WaterfrontEmail: number:  (021) 408 7600

Earth Hour at Cavendish Square

Area: ClaremontTime: 8:30pmVenue: Cavendish Square MallDetails: In support of Earth Hour, Cavendish Square and its tenants have teamed up to run a competition hosted through the Cavendish Square Facebook fan page, whereby more than R2500 worth of prizes will be given away. These prizes include a R1500 gift hamper by Poetry, a R400 Col’Cacchio gift voucher, a R400 Mugg & Bean gift voucher and two sets of double movie tickets, popcorn and coke from Ster Kinekor, Cavendish Square. Col’Cacchio Pizzeria at Cavendish Square will be hosting a candle-lit dinner with live music and organic wine on the evening of 26 March. To make reservations, contact Col’Cacchio on 021 6746387.Contact: Lauren Baronet – Cavendish SquareEmail: number: 079 905 0838
For more info on Earth Hour check out the WWF website here.


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