Earth Hour

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.

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Earth Hour Candle Light Dinner

Earth Hour this year will be celebrated on Saturday,  March 29,  from 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm.

To mark this occasion and raise funds for disadvantaged communities on Mali Island in Vanua Levu and fit their community halls with solar panels and water tanks, his  Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (Earth Hour Ambassador for Fiji) will be hosting a candle lit dinner at Novotel, Lami.

It serves both as a climate adaptation measure and address acces to basic needs like water and electricity.  The island is known to often face water  problems becasuse of dwindling vegetation affecteing water sources. There is
also no electricity source which presents the perfect opportunity for introducing renewable energy sources.

The project complements the aim of islanders to protect the Great  Sea Reef  through the  institution of Marine Protected Areas. 

Tickets for this event are $25 each or $250 for a table of ten. 

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour started in Sydney, 2007, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

Just 5 years later, more than 7001 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2012, sending a powerful message for action to save the planet. This year also marked the continuation of the movement’s commitment to going Beyond the Hour, with more than 200,000 individuals accepting I Will If You Will challenges on YouTube to turn their symbolic action for the planet into an ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.

And Earth Hour just keeps growing. In Fiji, Earth Hour Ambassador His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau challenged Fijians to do something positive for the environment and in return he walked 30 kilometers to raise awareness for Planet Earth. Hundreds, from company chief executives, permanent secretaries of Government Ministries, women and children joined the 70 year old President in his epic walk.

From raising funds for reforestation to litter bags on buses to reduce pollution, Earth Hour Fiji has risen to a whole new level.

Earth Hour 2013 promises to be even bigger - so stay connected for more.


Going beyond the hour

Earth Hour is about so much more than one hour a year. It’s all about going beyond the hour to help the earth, changing our behaviour to live in a more sustainable way. Whether it’s turning off the lights when they’re not in use, opening the windows instead of using air conditioning, or buying locally produced food, we can all make a difference. 2012's event illustrated without question what can be achieved when people unite with a common purpose and rally to action. 

President's Walk

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As part of his I WIll If You Will Challenge Fijian President and Official Earth Hour Ambassador Ratu Epeli Nailatikau pledged to walk 30 kilometers to raise awareness on climate change and the importance of the environment. He fulfilled his pledge on the 4th of May 2012! 

2014

  • Earth Hour 2014 will take place on Saturday 29th of March from  8:30 PM -  9.30pm. So lock the date and keep coming back to find out what’s in store and how you can get involved.
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