Earth Hour 2014

Whale Coast Conservation is bringing a whale of a festival to Fisherman’s Village in Hermanus in celebration of Earth Hour. It will be a day-long festival of education and entertainment that will lead visitors on a journey through education and trade into “Moonlight Avenue”, and a unique “Market by Moonlight”.  The highlight of the whole event will be the hour between 20h30 and 21h30 of ‘un-plugged’ entertainment, to unforgettably mark Earth Hour 2014.

The Market by Moonlight will be organised into an ‘avenue’ of food and beverage vendors who will trade from stalls lit by lanterns.  The ‘avenue’ will pass under trees, also decorated and lit with lanterns to enhance the ambience.  The ‘avenue’ will lead to an entertainment courtyard featuring a full performance stage and continual program of items from mid-day onwards.
The aim is for visitors to browse, taste and then eat while watching the wonderful entertainment.
There is, of course, an environmental message. From 20h30 to 21h30 the lights will again be turned down as we symbolically show unity with at least 7,000 cities and towns in 150 countries who are all saying, “I care about my planet!”
The special message of the evening will be the importance of wetlands in general and, in particular, the great news about the planned restoration of wetland at the grottoes at Grotto Beach.
Whale Coast Conservation is grateful to the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the Overstrand Municipality and Lawrence Heron’s Music and Theatre Management for their support. With this festival, we aim to put Earth Hour firmly on the Hermanus tourist and conservation maps.
Please diarise the 29th of March at Fisherman’s Village in Hermanus and invite all your colleagues, family and friends!