East Lothian Council

Council supporting Earth Hour 2014

Published Wednesday 26th March 14

Earth Hour

Lights will be switched off at some council buildings on Saturday

East Lothian Council has added its support to Earth Hour 2014 by pledging to switch off lights on many of its buildings from schools to offices on Saturday 29 March.

Now in its eighth year, WWF’s Earth Hour aims to make a bold statement of concern about climate change, and in turn convince the world's leaders to take action to conserve Earth's natural environments, people and wildlife. At 8.30pm, local time, for an hour on Saturday 29 March WWF wants a billion people across the world to turn off their lights so that homes, business and iconic landmarks in more than 1,000 cities go dark, sending a dramatic message to world leaders.

East Lothian Council's environment spokesman Cllr. Norman Hampshire explained:

"Earth Hour is a dramatic initiative to highlight the problem of climate change and demonstrates positive environmental impacts that can be achieved by both individuals and organisations. It is the world’s largest global climate change initiative and East Lothian Council is proud to support it by switching off lights in many of our buildings on Saturday.”

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