Council calls for ideas for Earth Hour

AN online competition will be launched in March to find the five best ideas for how people in Ipswich should spend Earth Hour 2010.

The Earth Hour initiative would be held on Saturday March 27, 2010 from 8.30 – 9.30 pm and ICC is hoping to get lots of ideas before that date. Earth Hour is a global initiative in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about the negative impact of global warming on the Earth’s environment. This is achieved by encouraging communities to turn off their lights for one hour from 8.30 pm.

Council participated in the Earth Hour initiative in 2008 and again last year and our Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, is urging Council to support Earth Hour again in 2010.” Ipswich City Council would participate with an online campaign similar to last year. We will again have the Earth-Hour-branded tile on our website http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/ and links to the Earth Hour page which will include specific information about how local businesses and the community in general can participate.

The site would also be home for a competition inviting the community to submit ideas on how to spend Earth Hour on the night of March 27.

We are offering the community the opportunity to submit their best ideas in this online competition which is due to begin on March 1 . The top five suggestions will be rewarded
with a $50 voucher for Climate Smart Home Service. The ideas would be judged by Council’s Environment and Conservation Committee Chairperson, Councillor Cheryl Bromage and James Sturgess of Ipswich Green and posted on http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au .

So keep a watch out for the Earth Hour page on our website and email your ideas to climatechange@ipswich.qld.gov.au

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