Whitchurch celebrates Earth Hour
28 Mar 2009
A Whitchurch resident launches her lantern
A Whitchurch resident launches her lantern
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 Jasmin  GY & Eric Dunlop turn off the lights
Jasmin GY & Eric Dunlop turn off the lights
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Whitchurch Arts hosted an event to mark Earth Hour at 8.30 pm.
Lanterns were lit and launched into the sky at the Gill Nethercott Centre, as the town turned off its lights. Beforehand, a mini-play was performed with one version for children and then another for adults.

"Many people will have turned off their lights, as part of the World Wild Life's campaign to persuade a billion people to do so. This was to highlight the need to reduce CO2 emissions, in the run up to the Copenhagen Summit later in the year. Progress was made at Kyoto, but we now need to get China and the USA on board to make further progress."

"Whitchurch decided to have a collective approach, and with help from Jasmin, I turned out the lights at the Centre and the rest of the evening took place by candelight. Andrew Reeves-Hall and his team deserve congratulations for holding this event, which was attended by about 100 people."

"The trail of lanterns from Whitchurch to Winchester would have been seen by thousands."
http://www.whitchurcharts.org.uk/2009/03/earth-hour-lanterns-event-is-spectacular-success/
 
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