Stirling MP Stephen Kerr is encouraging Stirling residents to take part in “Earth Hour”, a yearly event supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that sees millions of people worldwide turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness of climate change.
Every year since 2007, the WWF has promoted the Earth Hour, calling it “an endeavour to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.” As well as asking individuals to take part, they also request that community centres, museums, churches, schools, and other public and private organisations go dark for an hour in a worldwide effort to bring climate change to the fore of governmental policy.
This years ‘Earth Hour’ is taking place at 8.30pm UK time on 30 March.
The world’s biggest landmarks – such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment. And you can switch off too.
Stephen Kerr MP said:
"More and more people are becoming involved in these campaigns and are engaged with the issue of climate change. Earth Hour is another way we can all get involved and raise awareness that the clock is very definitely ticking and we are running out of time to make the changes across the planet that are needed. In the UK we have to keep up the momentum but also help developing countries in their efforts as well."