Earth hour is an initiative that was started in Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million residents of Sydney were encouraged by the WWF – World Wildlife Fund- and the Sydney herald to switch off non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action towards climate change. Since the inaugural dark night in 2007, millions of people have joined in, 36 million in 2008, 80 million in 2009 and 1.8 billion in 2011 creating a worldwide phenomenon stretching from Australia to Austria and Singapore to Singita. Over the years many critics have suggested that the impact of the big switch is not really enough to warrant the hype, all we know is that out here it makes for some amazing moonlight dining.
Dinner on the 31st of March this year was a little different to those of any other night of the year or the rest to come. Sitting down and enjoying the amazing wines and foods prepared for us on the night it was dinner as always on the upper deck of the Ebony Lodge deck until 8pm that was.