WWF host 'Before the Flood' at Bristol Aquarium
Saturday 25th March
If you could find out the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know?
On Saturday 25th March, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, we will be hosting a special screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary: ‘Before the Flood’, at Bristol Aquarium.
After a short introduction by WWF climate expert James Beard, the film will begin.
ONE MAN'S 13 YEAR MISSION: IMAGES FROM A WARMING PLANET
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Ashley Cooper has been a man on an incredible mission for the past 13 years, he is the only photographer to have documented climate change and renewable energy on every continent on the planet; creating the only existing photo catalogue of climate change impacts worldwide.
He’s photographed everything from stunning landscapes, sceneries, species and people - all of which have seen the devastating effects of our warming planet first hand. His work hasn’t gone un-noticed and in 2010 he received the prestigious Environmental Photographer of the Year Award.
In his latest mission, he’ll be venturing all the way to Woking to share some of his inspiring stories and images.
Doors open from 6.00pm
Talk will take place 6.30-7:30pm
Ticket price: £6 (plus booking fee), to include a glass of wine on arrival
This talk is taking place as part of WWF UK’s Earth Hour campaign.
Earth Hour Family Fun Day
Saturday 25th March
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Join us at the Living Planet Centre for an afternoon of Earth Hour themed activities. Come and listen to our fantastic storyteller, take part in our craft activities and explore the wonderful ways in which you and your family can help save our beautiful planet! Why not get your face painted as your favourite animal too?
Our stories are taking place at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm. Book your space by clicking the below button; please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to avoid missing any of the story.
We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun!
Kindly supported by Sainsburys, Woking
Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost?
Saturday 25 March 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3.00pm
WWF have partnered with the Natural History Museum to offer this free talk about coral reefs. Coral reefs account for only 0.1% of the Earth's surface, yet they support a quarter of all marine life, making them one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth. But human impact on local, regional, and global scales has destroyed over 40% of the reefs, and those remaining are highly threatened. What has been causing the loss of our corals, and how is this affecting life on the reef?
Join Museum scientist and researcher Ken Johnson in the Attenborough Studio, as he reveals the harmonious and intricate relationships that exist between the corals and their marine inhabitants and find out how looking at fossilised corals can tell us how much they have changed over millions of years.
Candlelit dinners at the OXO Tower
Saturday 25 March, 8.30-9.30pm
For the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, WWF have partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to highlight the environmental impact of the food we eat.
As an SRA member, the OXO Tower Restaurant is supporting Earth Hour and offering guests the chance to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner as they turn off their lights along with many other key London landmarks.
Their menu has been thoughtfully prepared with local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, and there is a separate vegetarian/vegan menu for those who would like to reduce their carbon footprint even further.
Candlelit Supper Club
In support of Earth Hour, there will be a special one-off event showcasing sustainable food in an intimate candlelit setting on Saturday 25 March.
Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and sharing platters of Butterbean & Cauliflower Falafel and Smoky Aubergine Dip. This will be followed by a warming dish of delicious Thai Green Curry served with brown rice. Lastly for dessert guests can enjoy a moreish Chocolate Torte with Berry Sauce.
This event will be held at two venues of The Mae Deli, a proud member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
For more information and to book a table at either Seymour Place Deli or Weighhouse Street Deli please visit Deliciously Ella.
Price: £40 per head.
An evening of stargazing at Whinlatter Forest
The Forestry Commission are organising a series of events to bring you and your family closer to nature this Earth Hour.
Come and experience an unforgettable night under the stars in Whinlatter Forest on 25 March! This short walk through Whinlatter Forest will introduce you to the wondrous sounds of the forest at night and give you a closer look at the night sky.
Collect some wood along the way for the camp fire and finish with a hot chocolate!
Please make sure to wear sturdy footwear, warm clothing, a hat, scarf and gloves. Bring a torch if you can.
Time: From 5pm.
Price: Adults £3, Children £1
An evening of Poetry, Spoken Word, Music and Fun!
One of our fantastic community ambassadors, Martin Driscoll, is kindly organising an evening of live events in Worcester in support of Earth Hour.
This low-impact evening organised with reducing our carbon footprint in mind, promises poetry, spoken word, music and fun, and will be held at Café Bliss in Worcester.
Please contact Martin for more information.
Time: From 7pm.
Price: £5, including drinks, buffet & raffle ticket.
UV party with glow in the dark cocktails
Looking for something to do this Earth Hour?
The Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel are holding a UV party at their downstairs bar on Saturday 25 March, featuring fabulous glow in the dark cocktails!
Staff will be dressed in glow in the dark t-shirts to add to the fun, and there will be canvases for people to paint with UV paint to create some Earth Hour themed art pieces.
Come along and get creative!
Head4Arts are an art organisation providing high-quality, inspirational arts experiences that are relevant to local communities.
They have organised 4 different events on the night of Earth Hour in the four Welsh counties – a lantern procession in Caerphilly, a silent disco in Merthyr Tydfil, a storytelling session in Tredegar and a crafts event in Blaenavon.
Earth Hour at Shanti
Saturday 25 March
Shanti Vegetarian Cafe & Bistro will be turning off the electricity to honour Earth Hour!
Guests can enjoy an intimate candlelit evening relaxing to live music and poetry. A pot luck dish will be available, along with local organic wines and ales.
Open from 8pm, as Earth Hour approaches guests will be asked to turn off their phones too to support action on climate change.
Preston Jam Music Festival
Join this 25 hour non-stop musical improvisation organised by the University of Central Lancashire!
There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative.
Musicians including samba drummers and morris dancers will be presenting prepared and spontaneous improvisation in tune with Earth Hour.
Various bands from UCLan and beyond. Free entry.
Saturday 25 March, 18.30 - Sunday 26 March, 19.30
Ayr Central Earth Fair
Saturday 25 March
Ayr Central Shopping Centre are organising an afternoon of fun-filled activities for Earth Hour!
The Earth Fair shows guests how to reduce, reuse and recycle, and is a family-friendly event educating around the theme of sustainability.
Some of the activities on offer will be:
- Educational booths
- Hands-on activities for kids and adults
- Animal face painting
- WWF Panda mascot
- Competitions and giveaways
- Fair-trade stall
- Sustainable lantern making workshops
- Live music
WWF and Rooftop Film Club present 'Before the Flood'
Thursday 23rd March
WWF have teamed up with Rooftop Film Club to host an exclusive free screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary, ‘Before the Flood’ - a hard-hitting film detailing climate change.
Held inside the Science Museum’s Atmosphere gallery and IMAX Theatre, the screening will be preceded by a talk from British Antarctic Survey scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh, on the challenges she faced whilst working in the isolated Polar Regions and her first hand experiences of climate change.
Following the screening, guests are invited to join in with a Q&A with climate change experts from WWF and to learn more about stopping the impacts of climate change before they become irreversible - we can’t afford to let progress on fighting climate change slow down.
Please note this event is now sold out.
Doors open from 7.00pm
Film will be shown from 8.00-10:00pm