Bond University has joined with Gold Coast City Council, Q1 and other major landmark organisations to switch off for Earth Hour this Saturday night.
Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke praised the city’s leading education, tourism and infrastructure sites for making the pledge to turn off their lights for one hour on 28 March at 8.30pm.
“We’re pleased and proud that so many others have followed Council’s lead to commit to the global effort that is Earth Hour,” said Cr Clarke.
“Our powerful message will be heard across the world when we join 900 other cities and 155 Australian local councils to take action on global warming.”
Bond University will turn off several of our iconic features across campus for the second time for Earth Hour including our neon sign, the lights on the Arch, and our fountains and large water features.
“We will not only be switching off non-essential lighting and neon lights on campus, but will also coordinate the logistics for significant reduction in lighting,” said Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Professor Garry Marchant.
“We join the Gold Coast City Council by acknowledging that Earth Hour 2009 is not just a one-off event, but a community awareness raising exercise that encourages people to be more conscious about the use of energy on a daily basis.”
Council will switch off all non-essential and decorative lighting and appliances. Only lights that serve a security function will be on at Council offices during Earth Hour, including Chambers, while depots, libraries and all other buildings follow suit to turn off their lights and computers.
At Q1, the world’s tallest residential tower, the switch will be pulled on the lights at the top of the crown of the building.
Join us and Gold Coast City Council and ‘switch off to save’ during Earth Hour 2009 between 8.30pm to 9.30pm. You can participate by simply switching off all home appliances, power points, and using only candles for lighting during the hour.