Switch off for Earth hour

Thursday 8th March 2018
...and switch on to climate change awareness

Switch off for Earth hour

Be part of a global movement to protect the planet led by the WWF on 24 March. Every year, millions of people across the world come together to support action on climate change during Earth Hour – with a record 187 countries and 9 million people in the UK alone taking part in 2017. From 8.30pm to 9.30pm millions of homes will be switching off all their lights and spending the time with friends and family or at community events, while over 180 famous landmarks across the globe will join the switch off, including the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle.
According to the WWF, we're currently facing the biggest environmental challenges and experiencing change at a pace we've never seen before. Nearly 1 in 6 species are at risk of extinction due to climate change.
Their habitats, from oceans to forests, are being destroyed. Snow leopards, puffins, rhinos, elephants and polar bears are just some of the animals that will be severely affected.
While many people feel powerless about environmental issues and believe it's impossible to make a difference, Earth Hour shows what can be done when everyone joins together for a common cause.
• For more details, visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour.

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