Images of Earth Hour 2017... It didn't look promising at first...

Dark clouds, then a light shower sent all but the prepared and hardy scurrying for shelter. Fortunately, the rains ceased for the rest of the evening and the Earth Hour celebrations could go ahead more or less dry at Randwick Community Centre that night.

Council organises the event every year to promote Earth Hour's message and as an opportunity for local people to get together for a low-key celebration. There's food stalls, children's activities, music and, earlier in the day, a solar talk and meet-the-solar-designers speed dating event.

Music was jazz, including a trad jazz band that had the kids up dancing.

One of the best things about the evening was again meeting people who have done CounciDark clouds, then a light shower sent all but the prepared and hardy scurrying for shelter. Fortuntely, the rains ceased for the rest of the evening and the Earth Hour celebrations could go ahead more or less dry at Randwick Community Centre last night.

Council organises the event every year to promote Earth Hour's message and as an opportunity for local people to get together for a low-key celebration. There's food stalls, children's activities, music and, earlier in the day, a solar talk and meet-the-solar-designers speed dating event.

Music was jazz, including a trad jazz band that had the kids up dancing.

One of the best things about the evening was again meeting people who have done counciDark clouds, then a light shower sent all but the prepared and hardy scurrying for shelter. Fortuntely, the rains ceased for the rest of the evening and the Earth Hour celebrations could go ahead more or less dry at Randwick Community Centre last night.

Council organises the event every year to promote Earth Hour's message and as an opportunity for local people to get together for a low-key celebration. There's food stalls, children's activities, music and, earlier in the day, a solar talk and meet-the-solar-designers speed dating event.

Music was jazz, including a trad jazz band that had the kids up dancing.

One of the best things about the evening was again meeting people who have done council's community resiliency courses and those with families who come to the Eco Heroes Club for 5-11 year olds.

The event is organised by Randwick Council's sustainability team.

Not a bad way to spend an evening.

Children displaying their lanterns ready for Earth Hour.

Making use of waste materials, Reverse Garbage led the paper lantern-making workshop for children and their parents. The lanterns were later used at Earth hour.

LIvely jazz performances leavened an overcast evening.

The trad jazz band soon livened things up.

The classroom-on-the-commons with the UNSW astrophysics crew and their telescopes waiting in vain for the clouds to clear.

Those with either foresight or a health pessimism regarding the weather brought their own shelter — umbrellas. There were a number of sales stalls such as the one above selling hand made clothing for infants.
Making it Earth Hour every hour...

Credits:

Photos and story by Russ Grayson

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