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Call to switch off lights next Saturday for Earth Hour

Residents and businesses are being urged to switch off their lights and electrical appliances on March 25 to mark Earth Hour.

The annual event — organised locally by the environmental charity Greenrock in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature — encourages residents to do something positive for the planet in a single hour.

The charity is asking residents to switch off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday next week.

A Greenrock spokesman said that the charity had created a “comprehensive guide, packed with links to valuable information and creative assets designed to make getting involved easy for individuals, the private sector, schools and community organisations”.

The spokesman said: “Earth Hour has been known for the ‘lights off’ moment, with individuals from around the globe switching off their lights to show symbolic support for the planet, raise awareness about environmental challenges and inspire environmental action all throughout the year.

“At its heart, Earth Hour generates a global sense of community and solidarity, showing that people care about the environment and our future, while also demonstrating the power we possess as a people to make a difference and bring about monumental change.”

In addition, residents are asked to spend 60 minutes doing something positive for the planet by taking part in some form of nature-positive activity.

For further information, visit www.greenrock.org.

• For the Earth Hour Brief and Guide to Getting Involved, see “Related Media”

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Published March 17, 2023 at 7:52 am (Updated March 19, 2023 at 11:59 am)

Call to switch off lights next Saturday for Earth Hour

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