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Earth Hour 2018

Saturday 24th March, 2018

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Join us as we celebrate the eleventh year of Earth Hour. This year’s lights-off event will take place from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on Saturday 24 March.

Earth Hour is a home-grown environmental movement that began in Sydney in 2007 and has since expanded into a global phenomenon, with over 180 countries and seven thousand cities taking part last year. The event is about more than just turning your lights off for an hour. It aims to spark a conversation about climate change and our impact on the planet.

Energy conservation is not about stopping all energy use, it’s about using energy efficiently. As members of the Curtin community, we can all make a difference by making lifestyle changes now for a greener tomorrow.

In the week commencing March 19, Curtin community members can participate in a number of events around campus:

Wednesday 21 March
Food Markets, Lower Henderson from 11.30am

  • Visit Curtin’s Earth Hour stall where we’ll be giving out candles, ecopots and tips to help you make little changes for our planet
  • Curtin’s Parks and Gardens team will be hosting a Native Species Gardening Workshop from 12.30 – 2pm – take home you’re very own baby native and learn more about water wise gardens
  • Makerspace will also be hosting a candle workshop from 12 – 2pm. What better way to celebrate Earth Hour than sharing a candlelit dinner with loved ones!

Thursday 22 March
Creative Quarter Cycle Hub Opens, 2 – 4pm

Our long awaited new Cycle Hub will be open to explore for the first time! The new facility featuring bike storage, lockers and self contained showers and change rooms makes active transport to Curtin so much easier.

From 23 March, Curtin students and staff will need to request card access to the facility through our Safer Community Team (9266 4444), take this opportunity to check it out and start planning your green transport strategy.

Friday 23 March
Free coffee at The Pink Van

The first 100 people to bring a reusable cup to The Pink Van in Creative Quarter on Friday morning will get a free coffee (or tea).

Australians use an estimated 1 billion disposable cups per year, generating over 60,000kg of plastic waste, so breaking the takeaway cup habit is a great start to reducing our impact on the environment.

Saturday 24 March
Astrofest, Curtin Stadium, 5.30 – 9.30pm

Switch off your lights at home and get down to Curtin Stadium for Astrofest, a celebration of Western Australian astronomy and stargazing. Put the importance of our planet in perspective as you gaze into the starry night with family and friends.

For more information and updates about Earth Hour and sustainability at Curtin, please follow Curtin Campus Updates on Facebook and Instagram.