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Earth Hour at Reepham

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Reepham church marked Earth Hour for the first time on Saturday 23 March. Rachel Richmond explains that this is just one way in which the church is thinking about the environment:

This annual event started in 2007 in Australia, when 2.2 million people switched off non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour, to show a climate-sceptic government they were concerned about climate change.
Since then, it has spread around the world, and is marked on the fourth Saturday in March, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm, in over 190 countries.
In Reepham, more than 20 people switched off their lights and walked to St Michael’s to light a candle and leave a pledge to do something positive for the planet.
There was also a food chain challenge and an outdoor trail to find the creatures named in the challenge, which was difficult, even with torches – some people had to go round twice to find them all.
The cloudy sky cleared in time for everyone to see the beautiful full moon through binoculars, which at times had a circular rainbow around it, as thin cloud drifted across.
Also seen were many constellations, including Orion and The Plough, just visible directly above St Michael’s tower.
It is hoped Earth Hour will become an annual event in Reepham.

Using calendar events such as Earth Day is a great way to move on in your Eco Church journey. We’ve pulled together a list of eco awareness days you can download HERE.

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