Nevis Historical & Conservation Society’s Conservation and Biodiversity Committee members are organizing a gathering for Earth Hour this Saturday, March 31st at 7pm on Oualie Beach. Earth Hour is an evening where hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support what has become the largest environmental event in history.
The actual period to turn electric lights off is from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. We are encouraging our business community and all citizens aound the country to observe Earth Hour as well by having part of the evening by candlelight!
Last year more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights at 8:30 pm local time for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet.
This year the NHCS would like to host our first Earth Hour event with a moonlit beach party. There will be BBQ fare, snacks and a cash bar that evening. Also, we will be looking to the Nevis Department of Culture to provide the evening’s entertainment with a lively drum circle! Bring your beach blankets and festive spirits!
More information on Earth Hour can be found at the official website: http://www.earthhour.org/