Lighting up the inaugural Earth Hour by WWF in 2007

March 15, 2020

Lighting up the inaugural Earth Hour by WWF in 2007

In 2007 we were approached by WWF who wanted to light the official function for the inaugural Earth Hour with sustainable bee-created candle light*.

Our challenge was that the event was being held right on Sydney Harbour (ie a breezy venue) and the light cast needed to be enough to safely serve food and drinks and for dignitaries to move about safely.

They purchased a combination of:

  • hand rolled beeswax taper candles (the honeycomb finish of the hand-rolled candles announcing that they were using pure beeswax very visually)
  • beeswax tealight candles (put in glass fishbowls and used to create a sea of light)
  • a new candle that we created for the occasion that we called a Hurricane which was basically a 10cm med hand rolled pillar candle with a 15cm wrap on it (since widely copied in Australia).

As you can see by the images, the warm natural golden light cast by Queen B beeswax candles makes for a wonderful ambience. In fact we're told by many photographers that they prefer the light cast by beeswax candles for photography as it creates a warmer image.

 

*NB As paraffin is a product derived from refining petroleum and 'soy wax' is chemically bleached, heavy metal (nickel) hydrogenated soyabean oil neither of those are sustainable waxes as the refining of both creates environmental damage (not to mention damage to human health).




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