This coming Saturday (the 24th of March) is Earth Hour 2018. Earth Hour is a Worldwide movement that began in Sydney in 2007 with a lights off event. Since then, it’s grown so large some 180 countries and territories now take part worldwide.
Why Take Part?
We need to change the way our planet is being treated. As an avid campaigner for being more sustainable and getting involved, I think we all need to learn more about the devastation we’re causing.
Earth Hour is organised by the WWF. I’ve taken this information from their website. You can read more about their Earth Hour campaign here.
The WWF are using people to pledge a promise for the planet. For example, refuse plastic cutlery, consume less meat, switch to green energy or use a reusable coffee cup. The little changes make a huge impact.
SATURDAY 24th MARCH – LIGHTS OUT BETWEEN 8:30PM-9:30PM
Earth Hour – Chard, Somerset
Our town has put together quite the little line up for this Saturday. There will be THREE events on one day. You can read all the details about it on the event page on Facebook.
The day begins at 11am at the Guildhall where they will be hosting an event to entertain children and fascinate and educate the whole family. It will include:
? Arts and crafts
♻ Face painting
? Nature related activities
♻ Eco workshops
The entrance fee is just 50p. There will be food and drink available throughout this event.
The second part of the day is between 1pm-5pm and is being hosted in the ballroom of The Phoenix Hotel, Chard. From this, you can expect a variety of talks.
1pm – Measuring your impact
2pm – Sustainable food choices
3pm – Sustainable transport
4pm – Home energy use
The entrance price for these talks is free.
The third event of this day is the biggest event.
The Main Event
This event between 5pm-11pm is spread through the entirety of the Guildhall in Chard. The entrance price is £8 per ticket and this event is one of the first festivals of 2018! Earth Hour Chard is an event combining some of the best bands and musicians in the South West along with Eco traders, entertainers and poets.
This is set to be an evening with something for everyone, great food, locals beers and drinks from the bar and even a therapy room for those wishing to try a treatment or massage.
On the main stage, you can expect 3 Daft Monkeys, Seize The Day, Animal Crackers, Sharon Lazibyrd and Hannah Cumming.
Avalon Elf Coats (Upcycled clothing)
Eliza Tootsweet (Upcycled clothing)
Peonie’s Patchwork (Upcycled accessories)
Magic Oxygen Publishing/ Word forest organisation
Oakey Smokey (sustainable and also historical firelighters)
Sophie Graves and Izzy Robertson (Complementary therapy)
Norwex (Cleaning products and toiletries)
The Doting Granny (Upcycled items for children and adults)
Eleos and Calendula Cafe
You can purchase tickets online here or from local retailers such as The Green House Ilminster, Eleos in Chard and Chard Bookshop.
The Earth Hour Chard team have worked hard for a couple of years putting together this event and I really look forward to supporting them.
I hope to see you there. Thanks for reading.