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WWE Earth Hour History and Aims

Between 1 and 4 million South Africans took part in Earth Hour in March 2009, calling for strong action against climate change by switching off their lights for one hour on 28 March. This was the biggest mass action in history with over a billion people participating worldwide. During Earth Hour 2010, WWF aims to inspire as many South Africans as possible to switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm on 27 March as a symbolic act, sending a powerful message to leaders here at home and around
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WWF’s EARTH HOUR 2010 Q & A

Earth Hour speaker tips: Wherever possible please refer to WWF’s Earth Hour (and not just “Earth Hour”). Many companies are now rolling out Earth Hour themselves, which is of course wonderful, but we don’t want to lose the fact that Earth Hour is a credible climate change campaigning initiative. WWF stands for The World Wide Fund for Nature. It is important to be able to quantify the effectiveness of the earth hour campaign, and it is important that earth hour is not only about an hour o
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WWF’s Earth Hour 2010 in a nutshell

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humankind in the 21st century and South Africa will be hit particularly hard by the impacts, in the near future, if we don’t act now! Increased frequency and severity of droughts and flooding, water shortages, reduced agricultural yield and the spread of malaria will all be a reality for this generation if we fail to take action and fight climate change. On Saturday, 27 March 2010, at 8:30 pm, millions of people worldwide will switch off their li
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Greenstuff Village at Hostex 2010

Come and see the Greenstuff Village. See the link below, register online to come to the show. www.hostexcape.co.za
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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is on Saturday 27 March 2010 visit www.earthhour.org for what’s happening in your city and around the world!
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Event Greening Workshop

Date: 20 October 2009 The inaugural workshop was held at the CTICC during Cape Town Green Week on 19 October 2009. The aim of the workshop was to get buy-in from the industry around mainstreaming event greening in a practical manner.  The outcome of the workshop was the establishment of an interim committee with representatives from the industry to drive the process and formalise the action plan.  Click here to download the press release, the feedback from the focus groups or the agreement
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Best Practice Events

We are keen to get best practice examples of local events that implemented greening principles to assist with the development of local greening standards in South Africa.  If you have any information of an event that you attended or arranged which had greening initiatives, please let us know.
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Event Greening Training

One of the main topics that came up at the Event Greening Workshops was the need for training to enable more people to actively participate and feel empowered.  We are however keen to hear from you about what training you need and what structure this should be.  Do we need short sessions (1-2 hours) or a full day training session?  Should it focus on specific industry sectors or be generic?
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Welcome to the eventgreening website

Hi This is the first version of the eventgreening website. Please feel free to comment on this website. Lets go green.
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