Bundaberg Regional Council’s Kellie Pegg encourages people to take part in Earth Hour.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s Kellie Pegg encourages people to take part in Earth Hour. Scottie Simmonds

Our hour of need

IF YOU'RE scared of the dark, make sure you have a hand to hold tonight when Bundaberg is plunged into darkness for Earth Hour.

From 8.30-9.30pm, homes and businesses are asked to turn off all non-essential lighting in a universal message of hope and action to save the planet.

Many Bundaberg businesses and organisations have pledged to get involved, including Bundaberg Regional Council, CQUniversity and Hinkler Central Shopping Centre.

"Earth Hour not only saves electricity, it also sends a powerful message about global warming, climate change and sustainable energy," CQUniversity spokesman Marc Barnbaum said.

From its inception as a single-city initiative in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to include 128 countries on every continent.



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