The Future Spark Vision.


The Future Spark vision is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by engaging and informing as many people as possible through a Human Powered event. Our key message is to Reduce Waste.

Energy is wasted when we use power unnecessarily, when we use inefficient devices and when we use irreplaceable and increasingly scarce resources when renewable sources of energy are available.

We can all make a positive contribution to each of these principles in our daily lives but for most people these concepts remain quite abstract. We are all blissfully unaware of the amount of energy we use on a day by day basis.

Future Spark uncovers this mystery in a highly engaging and tangible way. By personally generating the energy for the concert we get a down-to-earth understanding of how much energy we can produce individually. We can compare our capacity to other sources such as Solar, Wind and Fuel.

We discover a new respect and awareness of the amount of energy consumed by a large event such as a concert and at the same time get a concrete understanding of the difference that can be made by using high efficiency technology.

Future Spark seeks to contribute to the fundamental objectives of Earth Hour by engaging people, educating people, and finally, encouraging them to turn this new awareness into real change in their lives.

The Earth Hour Story.

On March 29, 2008, more than 50 million people around the globe united for one hour and switched off their lights to show that they care about our living planet. With growing concern about the effects of global warming, Earth Hour demonstrated that collectively people can make a difference. So what happened?

  • 50 million people around the world switched off their lights for one hour
  • More than 370 cities, towns and municipalities took part
  • Earth Hour was held in more than 35 countries across seven continents, including Antarctica across more than 18 different time zones
  • From the Middle East to Asia to Europe and the Americas – millions from all corners of the globe played a part and celebrated Earth Hour in their own local way
  • WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. It has close to five million supporters in a global network in over 100 countries. (WWF Australia Website)

The Engineers.

Future Spark is the brain-child of ideas*. We are a business and technology consulting firm with a systems engineering orientation. In this project we have created an opportunity to combine our core skills (project management, systems thinking, design) with our personal passions (collaboration, sustainability, loud music).

We are proud to be working with WWF on this amazing project. Find out more about ideas at the ideas website.