The V&A Waterfront will host a special performance of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at its Amphitheatre for one hour on March 23.
The event is being hosted in support of global Earth Hour and all non-essential lights will be turned off around the Amphitheatre during the performance hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
It is estimated the energy that will be saved during that time will be enough to power an entire household for a day.
Cape Town joins a host of other local and international cities, businesses and individuals celebrating Earth Hour and the lights on Table Mountain will also be switched off to mark the occasion.
This symbolic event comes on the back of the V&A Waterfront’s new energy efficient lighting system which has reduced electricity consumption, resulting in a total saving of enough power to supply 80000 homes.
The V&A Waterfront was recently awarded three prestigious energy efficiency accolades: the Energy Efficiency Award for Commercial Buildings (November 2012), the eta Eskom Award for energy efficiency (November 2012) and the Heritage Gold Environmental Certification (December 2012).