Millions of people around the globe will, between 8h30 pm and 9h30 pm CAT on Saturday, 30 March observe Earth Hour by switching their household lights and non-essential appliances.
Earth Hour is a global call for the protection of the planet and for people to take a stand against climate change. The increased severity of climate change and the staggering loss of biodiversity threaten the planet, and people the world over are urged to take action.
Those who would like to do more than sit at home during earth hour have been invited to a nighttime picnic officiated by MMC for development planning Reuben Masango.
Johannesburg residents who wish to attend have been advised to bring their picnic baskets, blankets, and torches/lamps to the Joburg Zoo from 18h00 onwards where they will take part in the behind the scenes tour and experience the city’s glow in the dark walk.
Masango will be officiating the event on behalf of MMC for environment and infrastructure services Nico de Jager and he will be joined by MMC for community development Nonhlanhla Sifumba and director air quality and climate change Lebo Molefe.
Date: 30 March 2019
Venue: Joburg Zoo, Bandstand