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Earth Hour 2012

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2012

UTAS will again be turning its lights off for Earth Hour to symbolise its commitment to greater action on climate change.

Staff, students and the public are encouraged to participate in the event by ensuring that all non-essential lighting at work and home are turned off between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday 31 March 2012.

UTAS Commercial Services & Development will be hosting events in the north and south of the state to celebrate Earth Hour:

Southern Earth Hour event

When: 7.30 to 9.30pm (lights off at 8.30pm), 31 March 2012

Where: Accommodation Services Amphitheatre, top of College Rd, Sandy Bay

What: Live unplugged music, food, drink and candles.

Who: All welcome

Download southern Earth Hour event poster (PDF 300.7KB)

Northern Earth Hour event

When: 6.00pm to 9.30pm (lights out at 8.30pm)

Where: Uni bar, Newnham campus

What: Drinks, FREE nibbles and a scavenger hunt by torchlight. Prize to be won.

Who: All welcome

Download northern Earth Hour event poster (PDF 185.1KB)

UTAS Sustainability Manager Corey Peterson said 'Earth Hour represents an opportunity for citizens and organisation across the world to join together in highlighting how important individual actions are in creating a more sustainable future.'

'UTAS plays a significant international role in furthering climate change and sustainability research. This coupled with implementation of policies and programs to integrate sustainability within both its operations and curriculum highlights UTAS’ commitment to the message of Earth Hour.'

For more information about Earth Hour visit


Published on: 22 Mar 2012 4:47pm