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Earth Hour 2015

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Earth Hour is a global annual event, run by WWF, where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic display to show their commitment to the planet.

Talking about this year’s Earth Hour, Ed Davey says it’s time for everyone to recognise that climate change will touch just about everything we do, and everything we care about.

Earth Hour is a global annual event, run by WWF, where hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic display to show their commitment to tackling climate change. This year’s Earth Hour will take place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 28 March.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey said:

“It’s time for everyone to recognise that climate change will touch just about everything we do, and everything we care about. Earth Hour is an excellent opportunity for millions of people across the world to take one simple step to show they’re serious about backing action on climate change.

“Businesses, communities, schools and millions of individuals across the world will be taking part and I will again be ensuring that the UK Government stands with them.”

Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd said:

“As a nation that leads the way in tackling climate change, I look forward to being part of Earth Hour to raise awareness and encourage action against climate change. Whilst technology and innovation will play a vital role to ensure we achieve our global emission targets to limit climate change, the actions and behaviours of us all as individuals will be paramount too, so I welcome this symbolic moment to demonstrate our commitment to the planet.”

Visit the Earth Hour UK website to find out how you can get involved.