Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Message Lights Up for Reef Survival

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Message Lights Up for Reef Survival

Article excerpt

EARTH Hour organisers have declared Saturday night's Earth Hour an important step forward in building momentum to tackle climate change in Australia.

More than 1000 Earth Hour events were held across Australia in capital cities and regional areas including Maroochydore's Cotton Tree Park - more community events than ever in Earth Hour's eight-year history.

Events highlighted the need to cut carbon pollution for the sake of the Great Barrier Reef's survival.

Volunteers in Canberra used 3600 candles to spell a clear message - Lights Out for the Reef - on the front lawn of Parliament House.

The message follows warnings from leading reef expert Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg that if we do not act now, the impacts of climate change on the Reef will be irreversible by 2030.

Sydney was also a hub of activity, with several large-scale public screenings of Lights Out for the Reef - an Earth Hour Documentary Special. In Manly, a 1000-strong crowd "drew a line in the sand" by candlelight to send a message to the Government to take stronger action on climate change. …

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