24 Mar

Earth Hour at 27 Boxes

Bottled Sunshine will be hosting Earth Hour at 27 Boxes in Melville Johannesburg. Lighting up the centre with over 200 Consol Solar Jars!
All the food stalls will be open, and there will be a live performance by an acoustic musician.
So come join us at 27 Boxes where we will be turning off Eskom and turning on the future!


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24 Mar

Save Energy – Recycle Glass this #EarthHourZA

Earth Hour – Let’s find ways to conserve energy this March

March 16, 2017

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) would like you to conserve energy and be part of the worldwide movement on March 25, 2017 and switch off all your lights between 20:30 and 21:30, to make a positive impact on the environment.

Earth Hour is a movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

It was originally started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and since then, has grown to include thousands of cities and towns worldwide. Earth Hour now engages a massive mainstream community and encourages communities to make positive changes for the environment.

Why not use this hour to instil important knowledge about green behaviours in the next generation? Teach your children and family members about the environmental facts behind Earth Hour and why the world commits to doing this, every year. Take time to discuss the ways your family can make small changes which impact our environment, such as recycling your glass packaging.

However, be safe during Earth Hour and when you light your candles, place them in glass jars, so they don’t cause a fire. By putting your lit candles in beautiful glass jars, your Earth Hour will be beautiful too!

Spend some quality time with your loved ones during this hour and play some board games, or use this opportunity to have a romantic date night and have dinner by candlelight.

After Earth Hour has finished and you have blown out all your candles, be sure to recycle the glass jars that you used for your candles, as well as all any glass bottles from your drinks. By doing this you will be conserving even more energy!

By recycling just one bottle you’ll save enough energy to operate a computer for 20 minutes and by recycling one bottle per day, for a whole year, you will save enough energy saved to run a computer for nearly 18 hours!

Find out how much energy you save by recycling your glass using our energy calculator online:

TGRC we are committed to prove that glass recycling is worth the effort! For more tips and advice like us on Facebook: or visit our website

About TGRC:
The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) consists of a team dedicated to increasing glass recycling in South Africa. We are passionate about ensuring every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice.
TGRC is funded by our loyal shareholders who manufacture glass or package their products in glass. While we do not physically recycle the glass, we strive to educate, enable, encourage and inspire our communities to separate their glass for recycling daily. Our focus is not only on consumers and their communities, but also on trade, industry and corporate South Africa. We also aim to uplift impoverished communities through job creation and skills development in the recycling sector.
TGRC believes in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society.


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24 Mar

This Earth Hour, Less is More

Between 20h30 and 21h30, grab an instrument, sing a song, chat up a storm or play a game. Connect with your loved ones and feel the power of potential collective change during 2017’s official Earth Hour.
To win, all you need to do is post a selfie or photograph (on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) of your #VerdeMoment at home and we’ll select the best and most creative submission as our winner.
For our in-house guests and regulars, we will be hosting a small, solar-lit dinner in our restaurant with acoustic music, as we do each Wednesday. A #VerdeMoment Selfie Booth will be available too. But wait… there’s more! We’ve brought out a fantastic human-powered smoothie bike. Ride the bike to generate energy to blend your choice of smoothie. You can even get creative by trying out your own tasty cocktail options for your enjoyment. Guests are welcome to submit their Earth Hour Dinner selfies and photographs to our online competition too.


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23 Mar

Earth Hour Celebration

Join us in celebration of Earth Hour on 25 Match 2017, Springbok Park Hatfield Pretoria ( Dros Restaurant) We will have speakers who are passionate about the environment & the future share intesting facts. ELLIES Green Energy Expert will be there with their mobile sales activation unit to showcase Ellies energy efficient products. This is an open event & FREE. Please inbox us to RSVP your attendance for catering purposes. PLEASE SHARE With your friends.


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22 Mar

Earth Hour Night Market

Instead of staying home with the lights off, or not participating entirely, come and join us at our Night Market!
Saturday, 25 March 2017
18:00 – 22:00
@Jan Marais Nature Reserve
Come and wind down with some local acoustic music, while supporting local entrepreneurs. Enjoy Earth Hour just the way we like it – in a sustainable way!
ENTRANCE IS FREE so bring all your friends and come and support the community!


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20 Mar

UCT Earth Hour 2017

We will be gathering together on the Graca lawns on lower campus to celebrate Earth Hour and get signatures for WWF South Africa’s renewable energy petition.

Join us in a global, symbolic movement of shutting off the lights from 8:30-9:30 PM to promote action to protect our planet. Join the climate action movement. Join like-minded individuals in the fight to #ChangeClimateChange

Things to look forward to:
– Guest Speaker (WWF South Africa Ambassador)
– Jammie Bike Race
– Pop Quiz with prizes
– Group meditation and awareness for planet earth facilitated by SMILE UCT
– Live performances
– Snacks & Refreshments from Vegilicious
– AND being in the company of fellow climate action warriors 🙂


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14 Mar

The Big Flick at The Fat Fish

As part of our continued support of sustainable practices, The Fat Fish Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay and George (Western Cape, South Africa) are 100% behind the Earth Hour initiative. Both our restaurants will be turning off the lights at 20:30 on the 25th allowing our guests the pleasure of a candlelit meal while highlighting the pressing issue of climate change. In the run up to Earth Hour, from the 20th to the 24th March we will turn off the lights each and every night during the height of service for one minute to remind our guests of the upcoming Earth Hour and encourage their participation in the event.


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13 Mar

The South African ECO Film Festival 2017

The 4th SA Eco Film Festival celebrates Earth Day with some fantastic film screenings, but, we finish by 8pm to give you time to get to your Earth Hour Event, or just sit home in the dark with some friends!
On Earth Day we are screening Leonardo Di Caprio’s Before The Flood in association with Greenpeace, this is a FREE screening at 12.15pm but you will have to book with WEBTICKETS as admission is strictly by booked ticket only. Also on Earth Hour Day we will be hosting screenings of Seed:The Untold Story, Sea Of Life, Age Of Consequences, Kokota & The Valuable Waste (double bill), Tawai, There Will Be Water, Footprint and What Is Real – you can see trailers and find out more about the films and the Festival at


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13 Mar

Earth Hour @ Menlyn Maine

An intimate evening under the stars at the City’s latest green offering – the renowned green-star rated development, Menlyn Maine, where the Executive Mayor will engage with City stakeholders on the importance of pursuing development is resource efficient and resilient. This event will be complemented by a community engagement in Atteridgeville where community members will learn about veggie gardening and composting and a Kasi ride in Hammanskraal on 26 March 2017.


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10 Mar

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