● Earth Hour will take place at 8:30pm local time, Saturday, March 28, 2015.
● In 2014 one in three Australians took part in Earth Hour, turning off their lights to show their support
for cutting carbon pollution and tackling global warming.
● Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, initiated by WWFAustralia
to raise awareness of the effects of climate change. 2,200 businesses and over 2 million people took part.
● Earth Hour has now spread to 162 countries and over 7,000 cities, making it the world’s largest
● Anna Rose is National Manager of Earth Hour Australia and was recently named the Australian
Geographic Conservationist of the Year.
2 amazing recipes.
This is a collection of 52 recipes by Australia’s top celeb
PLANET TO PLATE: The Earth Hour Cookbook
In the lead up to Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28 2015 at 8:30pm, Earth Hour Australia will release Planet
to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook a collection of 52 celebrity chefs including Margaret Fulton, Matt
Preston, Neil Perry, Luke Mangan, Kylie Kwong, Jill Dupleix and Matt Stone. The recipes are
combined with firsthand stories from Australian farmers highlighting the impact global
warming is having on their farms and the availability of our favourite foods grown here in
I am proud to say that I also have a recipe in the Planet to Plate: an Earth Hour Cookbook (even if on this list my name has been misspelled).
This book spotlights global warming impacts on Aussie food and farmers.
In an Australian publishing first, Planet to Plate will uniquely and beautifully incorporate firsthand
stories from Australian farmers highlighting the impact global warming is having on their farms and the nation’s availability of fresh, homegrown food. Burning fossil fuels such as coal and gas makes global warming worse, contributing to more extreme weather and droughts that threaten farming communities and Australia’s supply of fresh food.
Anna Rose, National Manager of Earth Hour Australia and Australian Geographic Society Conservationist of
the Year, says that the launch of Planet to Plate is an innovative way to remind Australians of one of the
strongest reasons to take action to tackle global warming: our food.
“Besides being a collection of the very best recipes from the country’s top chefs, Planet to Plate will highlight
the fact that global warming is already affecting produce we enjoy in our everyday lives including fresh
vegetables, cereals, bread and fruit.
“Our much loved farmers are the custodians of the nation’s food bowl and need our support to minimise the
harm carbon pollution is having on the supply of fresh food that we are so lucky to enjoy in Australia.”
The Food Stylist for the cookbook is Fiona Rigg – she was the food stylist for my first book, Sicilian Seafood Cooking.
Proceeds from the cookbook will go to supporting Earth Hour’s work with schools, small business and
Families, friends, schools and communities across Australia are encouraged to purchase a copy of the
cookbook for some inspiration on Earth Hour night. Millions are expected to host or attend an Earth Hour
gathering, dinner or BBQ in their community to help spread the word about the need for action on global
warming and what individuals can do to help.
For more information, interviews or images, please contact: Rachael Bruzzese, WWFAustralia,
737, firstname.lastname@example.org.To Buy Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook
There is an Earth Hour Australia Facebook page.
Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook will be available to purchase online from
earthhour.org.au/cookbook for $49.99 including postage in the lead up to Earth Hour.
Photos above are from pages of Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook.
The information about Earth Hour and Planet to Plate: The Earth Hour Cookbook is taken from Earth Hour Australia: the MEDIA RELEASE and DIARY ALERT.