Campbelltown offers chance to reconnect with the earth

February 22, 2017 by  

Interested locals and visitors will be able to observe Earth Hour in Campbelltown by meeting the local indigenous population and learning more about their relationship to the earth, including how to live sustainably now and in the future.

There will be free events during the evening around the theme of ‘Caring for our future’, and they will explore both traditional and current methods of responding to and respecting the land. Interactive workshops will be offered by local artists and elders from the Aboriginal community.

Stories will be told and dances will be performed at the beginning of the evening, followed by a performance of Dreamtime stories and traditional aboriginal dances around a campfire.

This year marks a full decade since Earth Hour was launched, whereby lights are switched off for an hour with the view of increasing recognition and understanding of climate change and its effect on our environment. This kind of event usually uses banner printing, and there may be ethically produced promotional products also available.

Participants can join Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Campbelltown Arts Centre on Art Gallery Road. The aboriginal presentations of Dreamtime stories and associated dance performances will be held between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Entry to this event is free and open to all ages.