Once a year, people all around the world power down in support of WWF’s Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in history. This year Steenberg Estate in Constantia is joining in on the initiative with a picnic under the night sky – offering you one of the best reasons to switch off and head out. Powering down at exactly 20:30 on Saturday 23 March, the Steenberg grounds will be lit by communal fires, floating candles and torches illuminating the lawn. Steenberg’s own Bistro Sixteen82 will be making up picnic baskets to order. Inside each shared basket will be a delicious selection of either chardonnay, sauvignon blanc or cabernet sauvignon, the in-house pork and duck pate, home-baked breads, a choice of local artisan cheeses or cured meats, smoked trout terrine with crème fraiche and a potato salad. ‘It’s all about turning the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour,’ says Marketing Manager Anetha Homan. By attending the picnic you’ll be showing your support to help save the planet; but looking beyond just 60 minutes, Beyond the Hour has been launched with I Will if You Will challenges to action being taken on YouTube. Open to guests from 6pm, picnic baskets cost R400 per couple and are available to order on 021-713-2211 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.