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ROSEANNA GIVES SUPPORT TO WWF’S EARTH HOUR

Roseanna has joined millions around the world in signing up to WWF’s Earth Hour.

This year’s switch-off event takes place at 8.30pm on Saturday 28 March.  Around the globe workplaces, homes and iconic landmarks will be going dark for an hour in the world’s biggest symbolic display of care for the planet and action on climate change.

Urging her constituents to take part, Ms Cunningham said:

“In Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies are just a few of our famous landmarks marking the hour and they will be joined by public buildings, businesses and individuals from Perthshire and across the world.

“It is no great hardship to us to switch off the lights for an hour.  Indeed, in our modern world, it can actually be quite fun and calming.  But there is a serious message behind the idea and it one that we should all take very seriously indeed.”

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland said:

“I’m really excited about this year’s Earth Hour and it’s shaping up to be a big one.  It always delights and amazes me how Scotland gets behind the event, whether its political parties or classrooms full of children. By signing up and switching off you’re joining a symbolic display by millions around the world who care about our planet and are willing to take action, beyond the hour, to protect it.

“It's important decision makers, politicians and business leaders are left in no doubt people care about the impacts of climate change and want action.”

”This year is an important year for climate action, with world leaders being urged to make further progress on addressing global climate change in Paris in December. Closer to home, we look to all of our politicians to help Scotland deliver on its world-leading climate commitments and to play a proactive role in striving for greater ambition at a global level.”

Now in its ninth year, WWF’s Earth Hour continues to grow.  Last year 162 countries and 7000 cities took part, from the islands of the South Pacific already feeling the impacts of climate change, to the Scottish Parliament and Government in Edinburgh and the corridors of power in Paris where the next UN climate negotiations will be held in December this year.

Sign up for Earth Hour at wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour 

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Note: In Scotland, WWF’s Earth Hour is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and the Scottish Government.

 

 

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