Earth Hour: Candlelight Tea Party
26 March 2011
Lights went off all around Sydney on the 26th March for one hour as people commemorated Earth Hour. International House also played their part in this environmental awareness movement. At 8.30, residents switched off their lights and appliances and headed to the dining hall for delicious snacks and a variety of teas in the candlelight. The hour was passed with beautiful live music from some of the talented residents of IH and Lisa, IHMA's Environmental and Welfare Officer made a short speech encouraging residents to take action 'beyond the hour' for the sake of our planet.
Earth Hour originally started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. In a few short years, it grew to be a large international sustainability movement with 128 countries and territories participating in 2010.