From Sydney to San Francisco, Brussels to Boston, citizens of the world have been hard at work implementing plans for this year’s Earth Hour, one of the world’s largest mass participation event.
In a more local setting, parents and students of Northside Primary School this weekend commemorated the annual global event.
The school celebrated Earth Hour 2013, which took place on Saturday, March 23 at 8.30pm, on the Northside field, showing that those of all ages can help create awareness and contribute to a sustainable future for the Earth.
Students and parents gathered on the school’s field for the occasion.
The evening comprised of a litter free picnic prior to the designated Earth Hour, upon which all electricity was turned off as a gesture both literal and symbolic to encourage fellow citizens to address the critical environmental issues facing the planet.
Across a field of darkness, those present then brought forth a wave of flickering light, creating a map of Botswana using candles.
Those in attendance danced across the black night as music filled the air.