This Saturday, join Australia unplugged and online as they switch off for Earth Hour.
ARIA award winning artist Montaigne and Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson are the latest names to be announced for #EarthHourLive this Saturday, 28 March.
They will join a line-up of performers that includes Jack River, Polish Club, Bobby Alu, Ella Haber, Dulcie and Alice Skye for the livestream party for the planet, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Patrick Abboud at 8.30pm AEDT.
The livestream will also feature performances from acclaimed Aussie comedians Akmal, Georgie Carroll and The Stevenson Experience, along with footage of lights out in Sydney, special guests and giveaways.
WWF-Australia has launched the #EarthHourLive streaming event to help people stay connected and be part of Earth Hour during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Staying connected as a community and looking for positive ways we can contribute is more important than ever as the world responds to the coronavirus crisis,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.
While public Earth Hour events have been cancelled to prioritise community safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, landmarks around Australia including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, The Wheel of Brisbane, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and The Bell Tower in Perth will still be switching off their lights in a symbolic moment.
More than 100 landmarks from across the world are also preparing to switch off to show their support for Earth Hour, including the Eiffel Tower, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Tokyo Skytree, Brandenburg Gate, the Colosseum in Rome, Taipei 101, the Petronas Twin Towers, the Ali Qapu Palace, the Akropolis, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong and many more.
“The act of switching off our lights for Earth Hour has always been a show of solidarity for stronger action on climate and a chance for millions of people worldwide to collectively raise their voice for nature,” said Mr O’Gorman.
“This year will be dramatically different as we all strive to control the spread of COVID-19. Most of us will be spending our Saturday night at home, but we can still connect to a community of supporters around Australia and be part of a positive moment for the planet.
“We’re thrilled to have so many incredible artists, musicians and comedians helping us to bring #EarthHourLive to Australia. We hope you’ll join us on Saturday night to connect with a community of amazing people around Australia and show your support for Earth Hour in a whole new way.”
Switch off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March and log in to join the #EarthHourLive stream on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and at earthhour.org.au/earth-hour-live.
To sign up to Earth Hour visit: https://www.earthhour.org.au