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Yoma Group honoured with Earth Hour Hero Award 2020, protecting and connecting with nature

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. But Earth Hour goes far beyond the symbolic action of switching off - it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.

In 2007, people around the world were encouraged to switch off their lights to call attention to climate change. More than a decade later, the climate crisis remains, made worse by another urgent threat: the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature. Natural systems are vital for all our futures – and yet, the rate of global loss of nature during the past 50 years is unprecedented in human history. Nature not only provides us food, water, clean air, and other services worth over US$125 trillion a year – it is also one of our strongest allies against climate change. Protecting nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis. Today, Earth Hour aims to spark global conversations on protecting nature not only to combat the climate crisis, but to ensure our own health, happiness, prosperity and even survival.


Yoma Land invites residents, country club and golf club members to switch off for an hour at home this Saturday 28 March 2020 from 20:30-21:30.


Earth Hour recommends 20+ things you can do at home if you are staying in the for Earth Hour weekend.

Ideas for everyone:

  1. Switch off your lights

  2. Dinner-in-the-dark

  3. Join us virtually and tune in online to one of our live Earth Hour streams

  4. Have a night of board games or book readings in candle-light

  5. Themed movie night

  6. Make an impact in only 60 seconds - sign our Voice for the Planet petition

  7. Camp in your backyard or living room

  8. Minute-to-win-it

  9. Class is in session! Hear from Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg

  10. Heads Up

  11. Practice some night-photography or try out "light-painting"

  12. Up your sustainability knowledge and know-how

  13. Create your own mini-golf course using household objects

  14. Create your own Rube Goldberg machine

  15. Challenge your artistic side with a candle-lit paint night

  16. Write a letter to your future eco-warrior self

  17. Eco-friendly fashion show

  18. Dance the night away or hold a silent disco

  19. Acoustic jam session

  20. Try Yoga at Home

Ideas for young ones:

  1. Shadow puppet play

  2. Indoor scavenger hunt

  3. Take on adventures with Pocoyo

  4. Create your own tie-dye clothes

  5. Goggles on - try a science experiment at home

For full information, click here.

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