Bring your family, friends and neighbours to join us on Earth Hour at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens and be part of attempting the Guinness world record for the largest display of solar lights.
Earth Hour will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30 at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, from 5.15-9pm. This very special community event is supported by the Wingecarribee Shire Council and entry is free, but a donation is encouraged.
There is something for everyone to join in and enjoy. There will be two footprints. One is the display of solar lights that will attempt to gain a world record, which will be meticulously set out, counted, documented, recorded by video and photographed from a drone. You can see it all happening.
The second footprint is for everyone to join in and hold a solar light for a giant Southern Highlands footprint of solar lights. A bit like Mary Poppins, but instead of holding umbrellas we will hold solar lights.
You can check out University of Wollongong’s futuristic sustainable home. Take the opportunity to chat with renewable energy providers. Enjoy a picnic or purchase a barbecue meal or other light food and a drink at the bar. The botanic garden provides a perfect setting for this community event, with background live music completing the atmosphere. Our guest speakers will also entertain you during the night.
Kids between ages four and 10 can book in for a workshop to make a solar powered lantern before being part of a lantern parade.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of Earth Hour and help shape our renewable future at the botanic gardens on March 30. You can register your attendance at no cost by going to the website https://shbg.com.au/events/, and book the kids in for the lantern making workshop for $5 + booking fee, which includes all materials. See you there.