One of our most exciting times of year is Earth Hour... because it focuses people on the environment and because the World Wildlife Fund (the organisers of Earth Hour) are specific about only 100% pure beeswax candles being natural carbon neutral. They state:
"... make sure you use 100% pure beeswax candles which are gentler on our planet - smoke free, non-toxic and non-allergenic. They are also made of natural beeswax, not petroleum based wax, so they are effectively carbon neutral." WWF
This year Earth Hour is being held on 27th March 2010 at 8.30pm. It is estimated that over a BILLION people globally will turn off their lights for Earth Hour.
The event, which began in Sydney in 2007 with 2 million people switching off their lights, swelled to more than 50 million people around the globe in 2008. In 2009, participation intensified by hundreds of millions as 4159 cities, towns and municipalities in 88 countries, as well as many of the world’s best-known landmarks, acted for climate change. Organisers have stated that cities participating in 2010 have already overtaken those that took part last year.
The World Wildlife Fund in Australia have been purchasing Queen B candles to light their landmark Sydney event since inception in 2007. What will you be using to light your Earth Hour?
Here are a few images from the official WWF events in past years.
Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.