On 29 March Earth Hour comes to Hermanus Fisherman’s Village and Lemm’s Corner. Entertainment will include an all-day market turning into a unique “Market by Moonlight”. There will be buskers and local singers and dancers as well as a display of the best entries from a schools art competition.
Stage performances start at 18h00. As the lights go off for the formal ‘Earth Hour’ from 20h30 to 21h30 the Overstrand Minstrels will march up, to be followed by selected artists Andy van Aarde, Jerry Fourie, Joel Martins and Mocca Java. The star event will be the fabulous Tribal Echo.
Earth Hour is about small actions we can all take to make a big difference to the environment. The folk from Whale Coast Conservation will be there all day. They will showcase two exciting citizen-science projects. One aims to increase our knowledge about the sharks found in Walker Bay. Shark egg cases or ‘mermaids’ purses’ will be on display with tips on how to identify which egg cases belong to which sharks and what we can learn from monitoring these egg cases. The other project is all about frogs as an indicator of the health of our rivers and wetlands. Come along to see which frogs we might find in our area and what they sound like. Both young and old are encouraged to sign up to become volunteers in these two projects.
On a practical note, WCC will also give advice on how we can become more self-reliant in our power needs and be able to adapt to a changing environment – including ‘load-shedding’.
Entry to the event is free.