Saturday 26 March 2011, 8.30-9.30pm
This year, the University of Sydney will continue to support Earth Hour through ongoing involvement in the event and our commitment to sustainability.
The University will power down a vast amount of external flood lightling and ensure that as much as possible, building lights are switched off for the event. We invite staff to join us in Earth Hour by turning off all unnecessary lighting and electrical equipment in buildings when you leave work on Friday, 25 March.
What Earth Hour is about?
The University of Sydney participated in Earth Hour 2008, 2009 & 2010 as an important expression of our commitment to sustainability. This year we will again turn off all floodlighting on buildings and as many non-essential lights, both internal and external, in as many buildings as possible across all campuses.
The University of Sydney thanks all staff and students who participated in Earth Hour and helped to make it the success that it was. Photos taken with our webcam show how dark the University was during the event.
| 2008 Earth Hour at the University of Sydney
We wish to thank all those staff and students who we know reliably turn off lights and unused equipment as a matter of course. The University of Sydney will continue to support Earth Hour through ongoing involvement in the event and our commitment to sustainability.
What can you do at work and at home?
There are many ways to participate in Earth Hour, below are a few simple ideas:
- Get together on the night. Gather friends, family and neighbours to enjoy the hour of “lights out”.
- Talk about what you want to do in 2011 to be part of the solution to climate change.
- Hold a neighbourhood event. Earth Hour gives people a shared sense of purpose and community. Your activity is only limited to
your creativity. Candle-lit picnics, lantern parades, locally-sourced dinners, night bike rides and star-gazing can all be shared Earth
- Visit the Sustainable Campus website for tips on reducing your environmental impact while at work.
To find out more
For information about the University's latest initiatives in sustainability research, visit the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
For general enquiries about the University's participation in Earth Hour, please contact:
- Joanna Linehan, Campus Infrastructure & Services, Communications Manager on 02 9351 4614