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JENNY GILRUTH MSP TO SUPPORT EARTH HOUR 2017

Publised date : 10 Mar 2017

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth will join others all over the world to support this year’s WWF’s Earth Hour later this month.

The annual global celebration, which encourages people to switch off their lights for one hour to show how much they care about the future of the planet, will take place at 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March.

Homes, workplaces and iconic landmarks all around the world will go completely dark for an hour in support for action on climate change. In Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge, Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies are just a few famous landmarks which will mark the hour.

Urging her constituents to join in, Ms Gilruth, who is a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee said: “I'm delighted to be supporting Earth Hour; the biggest voluntary action to highlight the threat of climate change and encourage my constituents to also sign up and take part.”

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland added: “Yet again Earth Hour is capturing the public’s imagination with thousands of people across the country gearing up to take part and show they care about our planet.

“From church groups to classrooms full of children its important decision makers, politicians and business leaders are left in no doubt people care about the impacts of climate change and want action.

“With the Scottish Parliament currently considering a draft Climate Change Plan, it’s great to see so many MSPs signalling their support for strong action to cut climate emissions. The enthusiasm of the public and politicians should give the Scottish Government the confidence to push on to a low-carbon economy.”

Now in its tenth year, WWF’s Earth Hour continues to grow. Last year 178 countries took part. Anyone can sign up for Earth Hour at wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour 

 

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