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Rethink waste and celebrate Earth Hour

March 24, 2021Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Outdoor sculptures at dusk

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate Earth Hour with a special community event at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens this Saturday 27 March 2021. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the evening is designed to change the way people see and talk about waste and recycling. “Artists have long been using recycled objects...

Expressions of Interest called for sculpture competition

February 3, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment, Events

Vessels of Change, © Heidi McGeoch

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens are calling for expressions of interest from artists wishing to participate in this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. This year’s celebrations will include an inaugural Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition. Council’s Coordinator Environment and Health Systems Cecilia Kemp said the competition was designed to change the way...

Solar world records on the line for Earth Hour

March 26, 2019Posted in: Environment, Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council is gearing up to tackle two unique records as it prepares to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March in conjunction with the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Michael Rhydderch from Council’s Environment and Sustainability team explained how locals could join in the fun. “Every year millions of people across the globe come...