Lights Out For Earth Hour

24/03/2016

It was lights out at Perth Arena last Saturday 19 March, when the Arena joined millions of people and organisations around the world in switching off for WWF’s Earth Hour.

For an hour between 8:30-9:30pm, Perth Arena turned off all non-essential lights to help spread the message of Earth Hour and show support of a low pollution and clean energy future.

Perth Arena, owned by VenuesWest and managed by AEG Ogden, was one of six AEG Ogden venues that took part in the event.

AEG Ogden is a joint venture between Australian venue management interests and AEG Facilities who operate AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program.

“We’re thrilled to have so many AEG facilities participating in Earth Hour again this year,” said John Marler, AEG’s Senior Director of Energy and Environment. “It’s a testament to our global commitment to reducing our environmental impact and using our platform to raise awareness of important environmental issues.”

Earth Hour is an annual event designed to engage millions of people worldwide on a range of environmental issues. Both individuals and organisations are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

Launched in Sydney in 2007 with 2.2 million people and 2,100 businesses participating in the event, Earth Hour has now been celebrated in over 172 countries and over 7000 cities and towns worldwide.

In Australia, 1 in 3 people take part in the event each year. 

This is the fourth year Perth Arena has taken part in Earth Hour.

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