Switching off to show appreciation of Australian lifestyle

Dubbo will be a hive of activity on Saturday, 19 March 2016 with a free open air cinema night to be held at the Old Dubbo Gaol to mark Earth Hour.

Dubbo City Council’s Sustainability Coordinator Catriona Jennings said that the event is a favourite for families and a great way to introduce kids to environmental issues.

“From 6.30pm kids can explore the Gaol and get involved in activities and then from approximately 7.45pm, or as soon as it gets dark enough, there will be a screening of a short Earth Hour documentary followed by the family rated movie, WALL-E (G). Light refreshments, including a yummy BBQ provided by Dubbo PCYC, will be available for purchase,” Ms Jennings said.

“In 2016, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate the places we love that make our outdoor lifestyle and the Aussie way of life so great: our breathtaking beaches, forests, reefs, national parks, snow-capped mountains, rivers and farmland that uniquely distinguish Australia as the ‘lucky country’.”

Millions of Australians are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30pm local time on Saturday March 19, 2016 to show their support for cutting carbon pollution and transitioning to a renewable energy future.

Residents are encouraged to switch off their lights at home before attending the event. 

“Earth Hour is a celebration of the fact that all of us have the power to drive action on climate change. And this year, it’s an important moment to show support for a low pollution, clean energy future, one in which we can continue to enjoy the best of nature and our great Aussie outdoor lifestyle,” Ms Jennings said.

“As a further show of support for Earth Hour, all non-essential lights in a number of Dubbo City Council buildings will be switched off for the official Earth Hour.”

For more information about the event and Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org.au


Catriona Jennings
Sustainability Coordinator, Dubbo City Council
(02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 18 Feb 2021

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