“Held on the closest Saturday to the Spring Equinox, this year Earth Hour will be recognized around the world on Saturday, March 19th at 8:30pm.

“It is important to stress that Earth Hour is primarily symbolic. It is a fun, inclusive, safe and family-friendly event which creates public awareness about energy waste, sustainability and climate change.

“At its heart, Earth Hour is about generating a sense of community, of solidarity, showing that people care about the environment and our future – while also demonstrating that we can do this and have fun at the same time!

“We are also pleased to announce that Waterfront Properties, on Pitts Bay Road, will be hosting our main festivities once again this year in their courtyard just above Miles Market.

“There will be live entertainment, vendors, fun activities, speeches from key stakeholders and lights out at 8:30pm.  More in depth details regarding the event will be shared at a Press Conference at Waterfront Properties on March 8th.

Video highlights from last year’s Earth Hour event

“We would also like to note that registration on racedayworld.com has opened for our 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run which takes place during Earth Hour [8:30pm – 9:30pm].  This activity provides the entire community with an opportunity to light up the streets of Hamilton and showcase the power we all posses to make a statement in support of positive change.

“Despite inclement weather, registration for last year’s 5K Glow Fun Walk & Run exceeded our expectations, and this year we look forward to hundreds of participants joining us once again.  Sign up options are available for individuals or families; however we also encourage the registration of school and corporate teams.

“Over the past two years in particular we have focused on broadening the reach of the Earth Hour Campaign by inviting participation from organizations that we consider to be key stakeholders in creating a more sustainable future for our country.

To date the response we have received has been favourable and we are pleased to have representatives on the Earth Hour Council from Government, the Corporation of Hamilton, BELCO, the West End Development Corporation [WEDCO], Waterfront Properties [host], the Chamber of Commerce and our most recent member the Corporation of St. George’s.

“With these relationships we have strengthened our capacity to raise awareness in our community, change mindsets, share pertinent information and employ educational programs that teach us to live and operate in a more harmonious and sustainable way.

“We are also very thankful for the support we receive from numerous companies throughout the island and welcome additional support as we further organise Earth Hour 2016!

Slideshow from last year’s Earth Hour festivities

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more

Where to find Us

Suite 324, 48 Par-La-Ville Rd,
Hamilton HM11, Bermuda

Telephone: 1-441-747-ROCK (7625)
Email: info@greenrock.org
Website: www.greenrock.org