Earth Hour is an annual global event highlighting the environmental challenges facing our planet and is celebrated on the last Saturday in March for one hour from 20:30 pm to 21:30 pm local time. The V&A Waterfront is working with Sunshine Cinema, a solar-powered mobile cinema, to host their first solar-powered Earth Hour event on 25 March 2017.

During that hour people are encouraged to switch off their lights as a symbolic gesture of unity to reflect on our impact on the planet as part of a global citizen movement of positive change for the environment.Earth Hour

This year, the V&A Waterfront is working with Sunshine Cinema, a solar-powered mobile cinema, to host their first solar-powered Earth Hour event.

By using solar energy and battery packs, Sunshine Cinema delivers compelling and carefully curated content to a diverse array of communities across Southern Africa and beyond.

Earth Hour at V&A Waterfront – 25 March 2017

The Earth Hour evening will be hosted by South African’s funny man Rob Van Vuuren and KFM and Expresso presenter Zoe Brown. Bongeziwe Mbandla of Black Major will provide live music while a range of other players in the renewable energy space will be on hand to share information. 

What: Sunshine Cinema Earth Hour Event

When: 20.15 pm to 21.45 pm on Saturday 25 March 2017

Where: V&A AmphitheatreEarth Hour

More about Earth Hour

Over time, the Earth Hour movement has developed into more than just switching off lights for one hour. It’s about collective action towards combatting climate change. It’s about going beyond the hour through daily decisions aimed at conserving our natural resources and about being informed and spreading awareness about opportunities for collective action.

As part of this year’s Earth Hour campaign WWF South Africa has launched a calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy. WWF-SA would like all South African citizens to use their power and say YES to renewable energy by signing their petition at

More about the V&A Waterfront

Since 2008, the V&A Waterfront has invested R45 million into energy efficiency, water savings and waste recycling across the 123-hectare property, and has introduced a number of other greening initiatives across the precinct. Visitors to the V&A are also encouraged to participate in its green conscious ethics and this event falls right in line with this important ethos.

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