Saturday 23 March, 8.30pm
At 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March 2013, lights will again switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.
Earth Hour, now in its seventh year, has become a global movement as a commitment to reducing carbon emissions. As part of recent Earth Hour events the World Wildlife Fund has encouraged participants to go beyond the hour and commit to making lasting changes to help the environment.
You too can take your commitment beyond the hour, by flicking off the lights when you leave your home or office, come Earth Hour you'll be in peak form.
Each year, Townsville City Council participates in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, joining hundreds of millions of concerned citizens and corporations in calling for action to save our planet for future generations.
Townsville City Council is proud to make a statement about the fight against climate change, and we encourage all our employees and members of the community to participate each year by turning off their lights. This year Earth Hour falls the night before Townsville City Council's Toad Day Out event and while your lights are out, you can spend the night with your family helping your local environment by catching toads alive and bringing them unhamred to Ross Dam Park on the 24th of March. For more information about Toad Day Out you can take a look at the Toad Day Out page.
Find out more about the Earth Hour by visiting www.earthhour.org.