Earth Hour 2015: Switch Off For The Future Of Australian Farmers

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Join the Australian YCW and millions worldwide for this year’s Earth Hour by switching off your power for one hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm tomorrow evening.

Earth Hour Australia 2015 focuses on the future of our Aussie food and farmers, reminding us of the need to tackle global warming for the future prosperity of our rural communities and farmlands and our supply of fresh, healthy, home grown food.

Our farmers are at the frontline of rising temperatures and extreme weather. Flooding, drought, fires and pest infestation are affecting farms that supply 93% of the food we eat.

Millions of Australians are expected to take part in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 28th to show their support for cutting carbon pollution for the sake of our food and farmers.

Families, friends, work colleagues, businesses, schools and communities are encouraged to register their support at earthhour.org.au, host or attend an Earth Hour gathering, dinner or BBQ in their community, and participate on social media using the hashtag #AppetiteforChange.

See: Six Tips for Businesses to Engage with Earth Hour 2015

As part of the campaign, Earth Hour will be releasing Planet to Plate: an Earth Hour Cookbook, which boasts a collection of 52 recipes by Australia’s top celebrity chefs as well as first-hand stories from Australian farmers highlighting the impact global warming is having on their farms and the availability of fresh Australian-grown foods. The cookbook is available for $49.99 at earthhour.org.au/cookbook.

In addition, Earth Hour has released a documentary titled Appetite For Change: A Journey from Planet to Plate which shines a light on the impacts of global warming on Australian food and farmlands. But they need your help to get the word out! Earth Hour is asking if you can chip in to help them to distribute the documentary far and wide. For more info, click here.

How to Get Involved:

Earth Hour 2015 8:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday March 28th.

Action: Switch off your power for one hour between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Host or attend an Earth Hour gathering or dinner in your community and register your support on the Earth Hour Australia website http://www.earthhour.org.au. Hashtag #AppetiteforChange to show your support for tackling global warming for the sake of our food and farmers.

See: 10 Ways to Spend Earth Hour That Can Actually Make a Difference

 

 

 

 

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