GEORGE LAUNCHES EARTH HOUR CANDLE KITS FOR HAPPY FLAME CANDLES

GEORGE LAUNCHES EARTH HOUR CANDLE KITS FOR HAPPY FLAME CANDLES

25th February 2011

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today launched the 'Earth Hour Candle pack' for local firm Happy Flame Candles.

The packs contain beautiful beeswax candles to light up your home when the lights are turned out for Earth Hour on the 26th March at 8.30 pm.

“I am pleased to be a part of the launch of such a great, environmentally friendly product for Earth Hour.” Mr George said.

"It is very important to support locally made products created from the very best Australian natural materials like beeswax.”

Anca Meredith, from Lismore based Happy Flame Candles said 'beeswax is known as an environmentally friendly candle'.

“Burning beeswax candles is important for many reasons," she said.

"They do not create toxic smoke when burnt and are from a natural, sustainable source - effectively they are carbon neutral.

"They are a gentle candle on the environment and the people that use them, and, of course, they have a beautiful aroma and are wonderful to watch."

Earth Hour is a time when the world stops for an hour to think about what we can change in our daily life that will benefit the planet.

The event began in Sydney in 2007, when two million people switched off their lights.

This year, hundreds of millions of people are expected to be involved around the world.

The Happy Flame Earth Hour Candle Pack is now available on their website (www.happyflame.com.au) or visit them at the local farmers and community markets around the Northern Rivers.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577