Individuals, businesses and cities in 188 countries and territories worldwide joined WWF's Earth Hour 2019 to speak up for nature and inspire urgent action for the environment. As Earth Hour rolled around the globe, thousands of landmarks switched off their lights in solidarity for our planet. OFE joined the movement in its own unique way, performing music by Britten and Strauss entirely by candlelight to a sold-out audience in London.
The concert begun with an introductory talk on the future of low-carbon technologies by Dr Andreas Kafizas from The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London. We were also delighted to feature an exhibition of paintings of endangered species by conservation artist Steve Nayar, recently nominated for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019. Thank you to everyone who came and supported. We collected a fantastic £115 in donations for the WWF's polar bear conservation projects. Earth Hour 2020 will be on 28th March, save the date!