Livingstone Shire Council will turn off all non-essential lights at its facilities in support of Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
Councillor Belot, who holds the portfolio of Water, Waste Management and The Environment, said “Earth Hour was founded by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney in 2007 and has now been embraced by 7001 cities and 152 nations across the globe.”
“This world-wide event encourages people to take action and take better care of our environment.” said Councillor Belot.
“The theme for Earth Hour 2014 is ‘It’s lights out for the reef’ which will focus attention on one of the world’s most iconic and threatened places: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef,” Councillor Below said.
Through participation in Earth Hour, Council is demonstrating its commitment to positive environmental change, and encourages others to become more energy efficient to lessen their impact on the environment.
“With the Great Barrier Reef located right on our doorstep, it’s imperative that we do all we can to preserve one of the world’s great natural wonders.”
“I encourage residents to turn off their lights for one hour from 8.30pm to remind the world that it’s lights out for the Great Barrier Reef if we don’t act now to protect it.” Councillor Belot said.
For more information on Earth Hour 2014, visit www.earthhour.org.au