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On the back of Earth Hour 2017’s unprecedented success, Clackmannanshire Council will join millions of people from 187 countries around the world in switching off lights for one hour, on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm.
By joining the celebration, Clackmannanshire Council is helping to highlight the issues facing our brilliant planet and its species, and to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen.
To show its support Clackmannanshire Council will be switching off all non-essential lights at three Alloa landmarks: the Council headquarters at Kilncraigs, the Speirs Centre and Alloa Town Hall.
Environment Spokesperson Councillor Craig Holden said: We are pleased to take part in WWF's Earth Hour and are proud to be involved with this awareness raising event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play. Earth Hour is our opportunity in Clackmannanshire to show world leaders that robust action to tackle climate change is urgently needed."
Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “We’re delighted that Clackmannanshire Council is taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour. It’s an opportunity for us all to demonstrate in a simple way that we care about our planet and the impact climate change is having on people and nature across the world. With 1 in 6 of the world’s species at risk of extinction from climate change, there has never been a more important time to call for action.”
Since 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon. This year, as iconic landmarks, organisations and businesses switch off in solidarity, the spotlight turns to the 1 in 6 species at risk of extinction from climate change. As recent media such as BBC’s Blue Planet raises public awareness about the plight of species suffering from rapidly changing climates, for Earth Hour 2018 WWF is asking people to make a promise for their planet to live more sustainably.
Everyone can join the celebration for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm. For more information and to sign up please visit wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour