Randwick to switch off for better environment

March 18, 2017 by  

A Twilight Picnic is to be held at Randwick Environment Park to celebrate 10 years since the Earth Hour global phenomenon.

The annual event, now into its second year, is being staged by Randwick City Council and provides an opportunity for residents and guests to take along a blanket and picnic and enjoy a meal under the stars, while also enjoying the fun of a Market.

Mayor Noel D’Souza has urged everyone to take part, and said that to add to the ambience of the night, several restaurants throughout the City will be turning off their lights to enable patrons to dine by candlelight.

Earth Hour Festival signs have already been erected to bring attention to the celebration, which the Mayor says provides an opportunity to remind residents about the simple actions everyone can adopt to make a real difference within the local community.

Other activities to celebrate Earth Hour include a presentation on Solar Battery Storage.

He said Randwick City Council is committed to reducing emissions and energy conservation as part of its `Sustaining our City’ programme.

Mayor D’Souza said that, in reality, Earth Hour should be ongoing to enable the preservation and protection of planet resources for future generations.

He said minimising our environmental impact is up to everyone and events such as the Twilight Picnic, which will take place from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm next Saturday, March 25, are a reminder that the simple flick of a light switch can prove beneficial in protecting the earth.