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 event being held at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 30 March from5.30pm until 9:00pm. Shaping a clean future purpose is to encourage the community to come together toward a sustainable future by engaging in all things renewable energy.
We want to shine a light on the importance of a future powered by renewable energy. We want you to help us make the largest solar lantern display in the shape of footprint that has ever been attempted. Our target is to have 1500 solar powered lanterns that will form the shape of a giant footprint.
From 7:30 until 8pm we will assemble all of our solar lanterns into the outline of a giant footprint and send up a drone to take the photo. By doing this we hope 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 school 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
Solar lantern making workshop for kids aged between 4-10 years old, This workshop will require you to book your spot so you don’t miss out. Once the lanterns are made, the children and their lanterns will form a lantern parade to showcase their efforts. Cost for workshop, including all materials: $5