Letter from ACC about Earth Hour


Dear Grey Lynn 2030

Help us show Auckland in a new light: Earth Hour 2009
We need your help! On Saturday 28 March, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, it is expected that over one billion people worldwide will turn off their lights in support of sustainable living and the fight against climate change.
This year, as a partner city in the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) campaign, Auckland city needs your help to create an outstanding visual of a city taking action.
In 2008 global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Colosseum, and the Coca-cola billboard in Times Square literally switched off as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
As a transition town we know that you and your community are already committed to making a difference in the way that you live. Because of this, you are ideal candidates to help spread the word and bring local excitement about the night.
• Hold an electricity-free street party with candles. Think about locally grown, low food mile, or low energy cooked food that you could make
• Meet together in a local park and make the most of the reduced light pollution to do some star-gazing
• Or perhaps choose a park where you can see the city skyline to see it like never before
• Or encourage your community to hold small candle-lit dinners with neighbours.

Visit our website for more information about Earth Hour in Auckland city and how you can be more sustainable post-Earth Hour.

To download posters, postcards, and logos and to sign up to the global movement visit the WWF website at www.earthhour.org,
Please don’t hesitate to contact Zoe Shorter, Environmental Policy Analyst, with any questions, ideas, or stories related to Earth Hour: zoe.shorter@aucklandcity.govt.nz, (09) 307 7553.

Yours sincerely
Aaron Bhatnagar, Councillor


  1. Thanks for promoting Earth Hour! Another way you can recruit people to the cause is by creating a Earth Hour group on Commit21.com. Simply create a group about one action that you will commit to do for Earth Hour and recruit your friends, family, and co-workers to get involved in that action as well. When it comes to climate change, simple actions can make huge differences and Commit21 leverages social media to influence networks of friends, family, and co-workers. Check it out at http://www.commit21.com

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