Local MP supports this year’s Earth Hour
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24 Mar 2019
West MP Margaret Greenwood has attended an event in Parliament to show her
support for this year’s Earth Hour.
Hour takes place on Saturday 30 March between 20:30 and 21:30, UK time.
Organised by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), it is a global event,
inspiring millions across the world to take action and make a pledge to protect
suggested by WWF might include restoring nature where we live, changing the way
we eat, reducing the plastic we buy and turning washing to 30 degrees Celsius.
The event is held annually and in the past has seen the world’s biggest
landmarks including 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 to our planet.
Greenwood MP said:
was really pleased to be able to meet with representatives from the World
Wildlife Fund for Nature in Parliament to show my support for Earth Hour 2019.
Hour gives people around the world the opportunity to raise awareness of the
major environmental challenges we are facing. I know from talking to people in
Wirral West that there is real commitment locally to protect the natural world
for this and future generations.
year in the UK over 10 million people took part, along with over 7,000 schools,
1,700 youth groups, 400 landmarks and thousands of businesses and
would encourage anyone who might be interested in finding out more about Earth
Hour to visit WWF’s website – www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour ”
Redmond-King, WWF’s Head of Climate Change, said:
are delighted that MPs have added their voice to Earth Hour this year.
of us feel powerless in the face of overwhelming threats to the planet.
when we all come together, we create a strong voice to change matters for the