To celebrate Earth Hour, the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, with support from Wingecarribee Shire Council are inviting the community to Shaping a clean future a special FREE event being held at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 30 March from 5:30pm until 9pm.
Shaping a clean future purpose is to encourage the community to come together toward a sustainable future by engaging in all things renewable energy.
HELP US MAKE A GIANT SOLAR POWERED FOOTPRINT AND SET A WORLD RECORD!
We want to shine a light on the importance of a future powered by renewable energy.
So, we are going to make two giant solar powered footprints.
Footprint 1 – World record attempt for largest display of solar lanterns
We are going to attempt the world record for the largest display of solar lanterns in the shape of a footprint. We will assemble all of the solar lanterns before the event and light them up when it gets dark.
If you want to support this world record attempt, you can sponsor one or more of these solar lanterns on the night and take them home with you after the event.
Footprint 2 – Southern Highlands giant solar powered footprint
We want you to help us make the largest human solar lantern display in the shape of footprint that has ever been attempted in the Southern Highlands. All you need to do is bring along your own solar lantern from home. If you do not have a solar lantern, the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens will have some available to purchase on the night.
If your children are taking part in one of our solar lantern making workshops they can use this for the photo!
We will have a professional drone pilot on hand to take a photo of both our world record attempt and the human solar powered footprint.
These images will be sent to local and regional media to send a message loud and clear that the Southern Highlands is for a renewable future.
Local schools are also jumping on board to help make our giant footprint, working directly with an Australian NGO, Solar Buddy. Through SolarBuddy, schools will raise funds to purchase solar light kits which students will assemble in class and bring along to the event to be a part of the footprint. Post-Earth Hour, SolarBuddy will then send each SolarBuddy light assembled by the students to a developing country to aid children living in energy poverty. It’s a WIN - WIN
What else is happening?
For more information and to read the FAQ's visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/earthhour
Saturday, March 30 at 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Cnr Old South Rd & Kangaloon Rd, Bowral, NSW