It was lights out at the Big Banana during Earth Hour 2009.
It was lights out at the Big Banana during Earth Hour 2009. The Coffs Coast Advocate

Big Banana set to go black

BLACK bananas are usually the worst pick of the bunch, but for Coffs Harbour's biggest icon, going dark is all for the good of the planet.

For Earth Hour 2009, the Big Banana is switching off its lights and going dark, joining a long list of landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Eiffel Tower and Melbourne's Federation Square who are 'voting for Earth', according to WWF Australia chief executive Greg Bourne.

“This year Earth Hour aims to reach 1 billion people in more than 1000 countries worldwide, creating a strong visual mandate, a vote, from people saying we must deal with climate change,” Mr Bourne said.

“We're throwing the challenge out there to all Australians - and all of Australia's other 'big' icons - to get on board and go dark for Earth Hour, as it's a simple way to show that regional communities are behind the initiative.”

Earth Hour, which sees millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour, aims to show how working together can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

Earth Hour will be held on March 28 from 8.30pm.



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