Earth Hour Documentaries

Earth Hour specials


Earth Hour has created three documentaries to shine a light on the impact of global warming on the Places We Love, the Great Barrier Reef, and the future of Aussie food.

About 'Places We Love'


Australia is home to some of the world's most stunning natural landscapes. We pride ourselves on our breathtaking beaches, reefs, national parks, rainforests and rural areas which uniquely distinguish Australia as the “lucky country”. Yet these iconic places are under threat from rising temperatures and more extreme weather as a result of climate change.

Hosted by Amanda Duval, Network Ten news and weather presenter, and passionate Earth Hour ambassador, Places We Love: An Earth Hour Documentary Special will travel to some of Australia’s iconic natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, to highlight the impact that climate change is having on the places we love across Australia.

Along the way Amanda will speak to some of Australia’s best known personalities, as well as scientists and everyday Aussies to hear more about the changes they are seeing to Australia’s great outdoors.

Miguel Maestre, celebrity chef and co-host of Network Ten’s The Living Room, Anthony ‘Harries’ Carroll from Bondi Rescue, and Carla Bonner from Neighbours are just a few of the personalities that Amanda meets along the way.

With some laughter, a few tears, and some crazy fishing antics to boot, we’ll discover what these changes mean for Australia’s unique landscape, our wildlife and for each and everyone of us.

About 'Appetite For Change'


For most people the closest they get to understanding where their food comes from is their local supermarket.

Farming too is a foreign concept to most – something we drive past on our way to another capital city or see on TV when a farmer wants a wife.

And let’s be honest, who actually reads the label or cares where it’s from – as long as the shelves stay stocked.

If we’re so removed from the process, continue to blindly assume that fresh produce and ingredients will turn up at our local supermarket forever, and reserve the right to complain about the cost of a litre of milk or loaf of bread – the impact of climate change on farming and our food supply seems an abstract concept for most. Really, how much would things change?

In our 22 minute documentary, titled ‘Appetite for Change’, celebrity chef and former cattle farmer, Lynton Tapp, will meet some naïve Aussies, innocently shopping at their local supermarket. He’ll analyse their shopping trolleys to open their eyes, hearts and minds to the imminent results of climate change, not only to farmers, communities and produce but how it will affect things closer to home and their own way of life.

Lynton will go on a journey of discovery to meet the farmers and families who are at the frontline of our food supply chain and we’ll watch him whip up some delicious meals using the farmers’ local produce. Together, with some of the world’s leading scientists, we’ll discover just how much our lives will change and the devastating effect it will have not only on our way of life, communities and loved ones, but the planet as well.

Worked up an Appetite for Change? Check out some of the recipes from the Earth Hour Cookbook.

Grilled Fig and Mozzarella Salad
Salmon Sashimi with Nashi Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Fillet of Lamb with Grilled Beetroots and Heirloom Carrots




About 'Lights Out for the Reef'


The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders. But this precious ecosystem, which is already under pressure from multiple threats, faces devastation from the effects of climate change. Watch our documentary special on the reef and climate change made especially for Earth Hour in 2014, and remember that if we don’t stand up to protect it, it could be lights out for our Great Barrier Reef.