Saturday 27th of March marks the celebration of Earth Hour 2021. Over the years, to mark the campaign, lights have been switched off at the Moorish Castle and the North Face, in support of action for climate change and sustainable development.
Amidst the current global circumstances this year, the Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations is encouraging the Gibraltarian community to see Gibraltar’s future in a new light.
As well as joining the symbolic action of switching off lights, it is asking the community to imagine a brighter, positive, and sustainable future for Gibraltar. Individual, families, groups and organisations are invited to post short videoclips online which capture their vision for Gibraltar in 2030. The campaign is being launched in partnership with Gibraltar Cultural Services and His Worship the Mayor, John Goncalves, with several videoclips becoming available/ being launched during the course of this week.
Those who wish to form part of the campaign are asked to construct their 2030 vision for Gibraltar and to capture it in a preferred medium. This could take the form of a poem, drawing, Lego model, sculpture, music piece, a TikTok video or any other creative medium. Individuals, families and groups are also being asked to share their vision via a short videoclip explaining its components.
The video should last no longer than one minute and should end with “How do you see Gibraltar in 2030?... For us and for future generations.” These may be posted on Twitter or Facebook between the 8th March and the 27th of March. The hashtags of #earthhour, #sustainablegibraltar and #Today4Tomorrow can also be included. If posting on Twitter, please tag @FutureGibraltar.
The Commissioner, Prof Daniella Tilbury, formed part of the WWF Australia Board and the team that established the movement in Sydney in 2007. Since then, Earth Hour has become the world’s largest grassroots effort for the environment, engaging millions of people in more than 190 countries and territories. You can learn about the initiative at https://www.earthhour.org/new-in-2021.
To watch last year’s contributions please visit https://www.futuregenerations.gi. Contributions received this year will be uploaded here. A selection of submissions will form part of an exhibition to be hosted by Gibraltar Cultural Services in May 2021.
For more information, please contact OCSD@gibraltar.gov.gi.
Please see links to accompany PR:
Introducing the 2021 Earth Hour Campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNnF8sjpLUw
Minister Cortes : https://youtu.be/vOx6SH5iL9M
His Worship the Mayor, John Gonçalves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx2yCq4xkA4
Gibraltar Cultural Services, Davina Barbara: https://youtu.be/CKc43BTc6Ec
Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Prof Daniella Tilbury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFe8XuePCz4
Futures Forward Academy Project Lead, Tammy Randall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxM-P6teig4