Durban marks Earth hour

2012-04-02 00:00

PINETOWN principal Scilla Edmonds told friends in Sweden she had been observing Earth Hour in Hluhluwe Game Reserve enjoying a braai under a starry African sky.

“Nature had other plans, however,” she said. “The wind came up and so did the rain. Undaunted we braaied under an umbrella, which will never be the same.”

And there wasn’t an electric light in sight.

Edmonds had instructed her pupils at The Birches Pre-Primary School to celebrate Earth Day “any way, wherever they were” as they were on holiday.

“I told them to tell me about it and bring pictures to school next term.”

The Birches has earned an international green eco-school flag, having set up and maintained various environment projects.

The school will be exchanging notes about Earth Hour with Myrsjoskolan School in Nacka, Sweden.

Meanwhile, Eskom said in a statement that South Africa had saved 402 megawatt during Saturday evening’s Earth Hour: enough to light up the topical municipality of Mangaung.

Two visitors to The Witness Facebook site wrote that power cuts had imposed a forced Earth Hour on them.

Keith Branch wrote: “Hilton residents pre-participated a few times over the last few weeks”.

Samson Phakathi said he sacrificed watching his favourite soccer team to participate in Earth Hour.

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