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Artarmon puts on Earth Hour party



Artarmon residents and businesses helped lower electricity use in Sydney by a record 12% during Earth Hour on March 26, compared with 9% last year.

The Earth Hour celebrations in Wilkes Ave were a great success as about 400 Artarmon residents gathered for the lights-out event. Many dined by candlelight at Japanese Noodle Genki, Thai Charm, Sushi-Ya, Little Thai, The Dutch Oven or Cafe Now Here – all filled to double capacity while Singing Made Easy singers serenaded the diners from the balcony above.

Earth hour revellers also enjoyed free drinks all night at the Freeway Pedal Pub. Stallholders Artarmon Progress Association and Arty, Barbara Bryant Photographer, Cupcake Celebrations, Richardson & Wrench and Starlight Foundation did brisk business and other Artarmon businesses benefiting from supporting the event were Lucky Mart and Book Shop in Wilkes Avenue.

Organised by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour this year was the biggest ever. In all, 135 countries took part, many for the first time, joining the global display as iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off.

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Photos: WWF-Australia Earth Hour 2011

 

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