Switching off for climate action

Powering off for Earth Hour
Powering off for Earth Hour Cathy Adams

IN A show of support against climate change, the Coffs Coast Climate Action Group is hosting a picnic for Earth Hour tonight.

Coffs Harbour will accompany hundreds of communities nationwide for Earth Hour with Australians set to switch off power for an hour from 8.30pm.

The Coffs Coast community is invited to gather at Park Beach Reserve for a special picnic from 6pm until 9.30pm and enjoy tasty offerings donated by The Happy Frog.

Local organiser with Coffs Coast Climate Action Group, Sarah Wood encouraged locals to get behind the movement against climate change by participating in the iconic climate action event.

"Earth Hour is an opportunity for us all to show our support for a transition to renewable energy and a modern zero carbon economy," Ms Wood said.

"We're so lucky here on the Coffs Coast, with our breathtaking beaches, forests, reefs, national parks, mountains, rivers and farmland. But these places are already under threat from hotter temperatures, more extreme weather and rising seas."

Since launching in 2007 in Sydney, Earth Hour is now celebrated in 172 countries and more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide.

Entry is by donation, for more information about the Earth Hour event email, call 0413 211 162.

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