Switch off with Spicers Retreats

Sustainability has been a core focus of Spicers Retreats from the start and it is something we strive for every day.

As we accelerate towards a goal of zero net emissions and zero waste by 2030, we’re continuing to find new ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

Seed packets instead of bon bonsOne of our sustainability initiatives to reduce waste – Seedling packets instead of bon bons at Christmas

So when the chance to switch off for Earth Hour presents itself, we’re in!

While all Spicers Retreats in Queensland and New South Wales run specifically sustainable events throughout the year, it is our teams at Spicers Balfour Hotel in Brisbane and Spicers Peak Lodge, west of Brisbane, that are embracing Earth Hour this March 28.These glamorous and intimate events are a chance to show our true colours, to reduce the glare and relax into nature and into the night a little more.

At Spicers Peak Lodge you’ll be stargazing at 1100m above sea level while enjoying perhaps one of the more memorable barbecues you’ll ever experience – in bean bags, around the firepit.

The views here are famously spectacular by day – you are just so much closer to the sky – but at night, when we switch the lights off for an hour on the 28th… well you’ll just have to wait and see. We’ll also have a stargazing expert present to tell you exactly what you’re seeing.

The dinner is part of an all-inclusive package. To book, call 07 4666 1083.

Spicers Peak Lodge at nightAt Spicers Peak Lodge we are turning off the power with an Earth Hour BBQ

If you’d prefer something more city-focussed, we’re also switching off for Earth Hour at Spicers Balfour Hotel – home of The Balfour Kitchen, with an elegant candle-lit dinner at this leafy corner in New Farm, Brisbane. For just $95, your Diner en Noir ticket will include a four-course dinner by chef Nick Stapleton and a glass of bubbles on arrival. Guests are encouraged to dress in black for this darkly delectable night. Tickets are $95. Book on 3358 8888.

Dinner en NoirDinner en Noir at Spicers Balfour Hotel

Meanwhile our sister city property in Sydney, Spicers Potts Point, will be offering canapes and a glass of champagne for in-house guests. Rooms are still available!

Earth Hour is a global movement that involves millions of individuals, communities and businesses around the globe ‘switching’ off for an hour in a call for greater action on climate change and environmental care.  Where will you #SwitchOff this March 28?

Read more about Spicers Retreats’ steps towards a sustainable future here.

Head Chef Nick Stapleton from Spicers Balfour HotelMarket gardens are just one way we work towards zero net emissions

The impacts of the climate emergency are being felt across our country more than ever before.

This summer alone:

  • Over 12 million hectares of Australian land burnt during an extended fire season
  • Over 1.25 billion native animals perished in the catastrophic bushfires
  • Cities shrouded in toxic smoke haze
  • Farms and regional towns devastated by drought.

Now, millions of people are raising their voices for stronger and immediate climate action.

2020 is the year everything changes, which is why this Earth Hour is the most important one for our planet. Will you sign up to #SwitchOff and raise your voice for nature?

Every Earth Hour sign up sends a letter to 25 key politicians, urging them to make change for the planet today. You’ll also get access to exclusive images to share on social media.

Earth Hour is our opportunity to protect the future of the one home we all share by ensuring the environment is at the top of the global agenda.

Sign up to #SwitchOff and raise your voice for nature this Earth Hour and join millions around the world.