Turn out the lights and celebrate our farmers and the food they produce

Got plans for Saturday night? Let’s hang out with the lights out!

Millions of Aussies will turn off the lights for Earth Hour on Saturday March 28, and this year’s theme celebrates our fantastic Aussie food and farmers!

The Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions are calling on all Aussie farmers to get involved by hosting or joining an Earth Hour event or getting active on social media with the hashtag #appetiteforchange

At 8.30pm local time 1 in 3 Aussies will turn off the lights in support for Aussie farmers.

We think that’s a vital audience for Australian agriculture and a huge opportunity to generate momentum and support for farmers facing the challenges of producing food under increasingly variable climatic conditions.

Farmers have already teamed up with Earth Hour Australia in some exciting ways for this event:

  • The ‘Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook’ is a beautiful compilation of recipes from 50 of the nation’s top celebrity chefs using the best of Aussie produce, showcased alongside the real climate stories of 48 Aussie farmers. A celebration of food and farming, this amazing cookbook is available here: http://www.earthhour.org.au/cookbook-purchase/

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  • The 20 minute Earth Hour Documentary will screen on Channel Ten and Google live-stream on March 28, broadcasting stories of the farmers on the front-line of climate change straight into the homes of all Australians.

Let’s get our Ag industry bodies involved too!

Get on Facebook and ‘Like’ the Legendairy and The Dairy Kitchen Facebook communities who are supporting the Aussie Dairy Farmers featured in the Plant to Plate Cookbook by sharing their stories, photos and delicious dairy recipes from the book with their 20,000 plus Facebook followers.

Earth Hour is about all Aussie produce and farmers, so let’s get behind them and join in on March 28!

What can you do?

  1. Start your own event or find one near you: https://earthhour.org.au/get-involved/
  2. Or check out ideas for kid-friendly events: https://earthhour.org.au/kids/
  3. Buy some fresh and local Aussie produce to enjoy on the day
  4. Post a photo on social media using the hashtag #appetiteforchange

    … and remember to turn out the lights!

News Flash

Join Young Farming Champion Anika Molesworth as she brings the community together to celebrate Earth Hour and food and farmers in Broken Hill on March 28th 2015

Come down to The Palace Hotel to celebrate Earth Hour Australia and have a cool drink after standing in the election line! Lots of fun and education to be had!

Australia is a nation of food lovers. Almost 4 million of us tune into reality food shows like Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules, and farmers are amongst the voices we most trust. However, Australia’s agricultural industry is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The environment of the far west of NSW is projected to become increasingly hotter and drier, making food and fibre production more challenging.

This year, Broken Hill is getting behind Earth Hour, in order to raise community awareness of climate change and show support for those working in the food and fibre industries.

Earth Hour Broken Hill will take place the iconic Palace Hotel on the 28th of March.

This year Earth Hour will release a documentary on farming in the Murray Darling basin, to bring to life the stories of Aussie farmers on the front lines of global warming. This 20 minute film will screen in The Palace Hotel’s Pavilion Room from 8:30pm.

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