The Cooks River Valley Association is once again holding their ‘Floating Candles’ event to celebrate Earth Hour.

Earth Hour was started in 2007 in Sydney with people turning off their lights for one hour. Twelve months later it became a global event.

In 2016, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate the places we love that make our outdoor lifestyle and the Aussie way of life so great: our breathtaking beaches, forests, reefs, national parks, snow-capped mountains, rivers and farmland which uniquely distinguish Australia as the “lucky country. Yet these iconic places are under threat from rising temperatures and more extreme weather. Small changes to our climate as a result of increased carbon pollution are messing up the delicate balance of nature that we enjoy so much.”

The Cooks River Valley Association will be holding Earth Hour in Kendrick Park Tempe & local group ‘The Hungry Trio’ will be playing live jazz.

You are asked to bring chairs or blankets, a torch & a paper boat, plus your picnic dinner. I’d recommend some mosquito repellent also. You can also bring your own paper boat, which will be dipped in wax to make it waterproof. Candles to go into your paper boat will be supplied.

The River Canoe Club will be out on the water to collect the paper boats after the event, so the boats will not be left to add more pollution to our river.

WHERE: Kendrick Park Tempe.

WHEN: this coming Saturday 19th March 2016.

TIME: 6pm to 8.30pm.

COST: Gold coin donation.

PARKING: There is parking in Kendrick Park, but not much, so either ride your bicycle or park in the Tempe Railway Station car park & walk down the path to Kendrick Park or in Holbeach Avenue Tempe & cross the Princes Highway at the lights.

Make your own paper boat - easy

Make your own paper boat – easy