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Earth Hour 2022: Everyone has the power to shape our future


In 2022, Earth Hour falls on Saturday 26th of March at 8.30 pm. 

We are once again partnering with the Mayor’s Office to seek videoclips that inspire and engage participation in hopeful visions for the future in celebration of Earth Hour. This year, in keeping with the global Earth Hour theme, we are looking at the future, in the context of the past and present and asking the community to engage actively in shaping the future.

This year, as well as joining the symbolic action of switching off lights during Earth Hour, we are involved in two community activities:

  1. Shaping our Future: Changes over time
  2. Disconnect to Reconnect 

 

1. Shaping our Future: Changes Over Time 24th-26th March

We ask you, Gibraltar's community, to consider how Gibraltar is changing over time. Get involved by identifying a space, place, team, organization in Gibraltar and show us how it has changed over time and how you would like it to be in 2030

This is your time to get creative! Share photos, illustrations, artwork, artefacts, legowork, poetry of the past, present and most importantly, the visions of your preferred future for your area, location, team or organisation in Gibraltar.

Please create 60-90s videoclips that capture these changes over time and post them on social media. finish the video with the following phrase:

Everyone has the power to shape our future….for us and future generations…’

The campaign is being launched by His Worship the Mayor, Christian Santos, with several other sample videoclips becoming available on the 24th March. The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and other organisations are joining in also. Here is an example of a clip for this year’s campaign:  

https://youtu.be/5tMutABgMuM

The videoclip may be posted on Twitter or Facebook between the 24th March and the 26th of March. The hashtags of #earthhour, #sustainablegibraltar and #Today4Tomorrow can also be included. If posting on Twitter, please tag @FutureGibraltar @GibEarthHour

To watch last year’s contributions from Gibraltar, please visit https://www.futuregenerations.gi/news/earth-hour-2021-36

The Commissioner, Prof. Daniella Tilbury, formed part of the WWF Australia Board and team that had established the movement in Sydney in 2007. Since then, Earth Hour has become the world’s largest grassroots effort for the environment, engaging millions of people across more than 190 countries and territories. You can learn more about the initiative here. Carmel Khalilian, Futures Forward Academy is supporting this years’ campaign.

 

2. Disconnect-Reconnect 26th March

A series of events that serve to engage people with nature and our environment have been arranged by OTWO across different locations around Gibraltar. The Office of the Commissioner is pleased to collaborate with a number of local organisations in support of Earth Hour.

All activities challenge the community to spend as much of the day as possible disconnected from technology and electronics. From a morning walk to a night-time cycle just as the lights go off at the Piazza for Earth Hour, a fun-packed day is being arranged for you all to enjoy.

The Moorish Castle and north face of the Rock will have their lights switched off for Earth hour. Many government departments and organisations will join also.

The Gibraltar Drama Festival Gala Night will also be marking Earth Hour by switching off all lights between two plays shown on the night.

We invite you to also switch off all lights on the 26th March at 8.30 pm

 

For further information please email: OCSD@gibraltar.gov.gi

 

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